High School Persuasive Speech

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I grew up in a small town and honestly, it 's full of people and families that depend on welfare to live. I 've seen it all through my years in school; some kids get a lot of presents for Christmas or their birthday or even just because; while others are lucky to get one thing. Everything is just so unfair. I come from a fairly well off family, so I notice when someone is spoiled versus struggling. It 's something that has always bothered me. My current high school does a lot to help the community, such as food drives and donating money to buy families presents. The fact my school does this around the holidays makes me happy, but what about the rest of the year? Sometimes you 'll just look over at someone that 's wearing a new uniform piece…show more content…
Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty," said Kathleen Blanco. The fact people don 't get the basic things in life and have to choose one over the other is insane. No one should have to choose between food and clothes. In my community I think one thing so many people could benefit from, is a greater access to clothing, food, and toiletries all year round. I personally, believe in equity over equality. I would rather have a family get what they need to survive and given the chance to thrive than getting the same thing as the family next door. Everyone has different wants or needs. Another major aspect that would aid in getting families out of welfare is more support programs and tutoring programs. Through education we are able to help kids get to complete secondary and post-secondary education, and overall the community will have more educated people. With the increase of educated people, that 's when the flaws will be noticed and those people will began to advocate for the change that this town needs. As Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." In summary, through education and an increase in educational programs, as well as access to basic necessities, the overall amount of families living under the poverty line will
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