Cash is as critical a currency for young people’s future success as academic credentials.

Stephanie Krauss: "Youth Need Cash, Not Just Opportunities, to Succeed"

Published oct. 02, 2018

In a piece for Youth Today, Stephanie Krauss wrote about the effect poverty has on people's ability to pursue postsecondary credentials.

She discusses how lacking access to money that can be used to cover basic needs and engage in credentialing programs leaves potential students stressed out and incapable of focusing on their futures. Using examples from two men Krauss has interacted with, she showcases how things like cash assistance, tax credits, and financial literacy programs would benefit everyone.