Many young people do live in poverty. Many live in neighborhoods where they don't have a positive role model. Many have family situations where they don't get much guidance.
Close to 22% of young people in America live in poverty. Up to one in five students does not graduate from high school in four years. Youth from low income families engage in more risk behaviors. A discussion with Pam Iorio, President and C.E.O. of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. Visit at BBBS of America