poverty

Pocket Change: Your Students Are Watching You

Pocket Change: Your Students Are Watching You

Can you remember the first time you saw real poverty?

I grew up in a small town in the mountains of northeast Tennessee—a place where real poverty definitely exists, but a place where it was uncommon to find homeless people out on the streets.  As a matter of fact, you don’t really find anybody out wandering our streets back home. That’s why my first experience seeing homeless men on the street in downtown Atlanta really messed with me...