Lebanon Reporter

February 7, 2013

Community teams up to help kids in poverty

By Sarah Lang
Staff writer

Lebanon — Boone County has one of the lowest percentages of children living in poverty in the state, though statistics in other areas don’t seem to tell the same story.

Emily Krauser of the Indiana Youth Institute gave a brief summary of the state of Boone County children Wednesday afternoon at the Lebanon Public Library. The event was one of three youth workers’ cafés planned for the year by the IYI, designed to bring youth workers in the county together to network and tackle local issues.

Krauser shared that the percentage of children living in poverty in Boone County was 9.3 percent in 2011, compared to 22.6 percent at the state level. The lowest percentage, 6.2, belonged to Hamilton County, and the highest, 34 percent, was Scott County.

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