The Poverty Cycle

Tulsa, OK – Nearly one out of four Oklahomans live in poverty. The Bridges Out of Poverty Program is designed to help end the cycle. The program's Monica Bynes say sometimes there is a disconnect between social agencies and those needing help.

She says often teachers feel poverty stricken parents don't put a value on education, but that is not the case. She says the parents lack the resources to be involved, like taking off work for parent-teacher conferences.