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My paper focuses on how colleges students can aid impoverished children to a brighter future by giving them better access to education. These are just a few of the sources that help bring my paper together and flow as a whole. Each one references it’s own individual topic but reinforces the next so that everything connects easily. Source #1, “Supporting the Literacy Development of Children Living in Homeless Shelters”, discusses homeless children and their reading needs. It touches upon the difficulty of children’s’ learning experiences because of their poor situations and living conditions. I am using this article to define the importance of literacy and education in a child’s life. The article talks about how school could be a refuge for these children during rough times and teach them coping strategies. Education can lead them out of these detrimental situations, and that is what i intend to argue in my paper. This leads me into source #2 which is an actual example of a sorority’s philanthropy (Read>Lead>Achieve) run for this exact reason. It is a youtube video, made to be an advertisement, of small kids talking about their future and how learning to read can help them become whatever they want to be in life, an emotional connection to the argument. This connects to source #3 which is a program run by the same sorority called “Champions are Readers” which includes mentors teaching the children to read and giving them access to books that they would otherwise not have. Eventually, I lead into source #4 which explains that not only is this idea for children education advocacy a huge benefit to the children, it can also benefit college students. This source explains an entire experiment done to measure if this idea is indeed true. This can help students identify themselves, learn patience, and define career goals. All of these sources come together in a way that proves my argument accordingly.