Bridges Out of Poverty

Attend a training

Gain a new perspective for understanding how economic environments affect the individuals living in those environments. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges and strengths of families living in poverty.


Get the Facts

"As in past years, the demographics of intergenerational poverty adults changed little: 78 percent are less than 35 years old, 79 percent have children and 68 percent are women." - Utah’s Fifth Annual Report on intergenerational poverty, welfare dependency and the use of public assistance, 2016

Find out more about the challenging cycle of intergenerational poverty in Utah, and why fighting it isn't so simple.

Policy Solutions

Full-day Kindergarten

Studies have shown that full-day kindergarten strengthens a child’s cognitive abilities, creative problem-solving skills and social capability. During the 2016 Utah Legislative Session, a bill proposing extended-kindergarten (HB42) was introduced, but did not pass before the session ended. Learn more about how this can impact family sustainability.