Self-actualization in students is the fundamental objective of teaching. Impoverished children enter school with a different set of needs than those children from a more affluent stratum. In order to learn, children require their basic needs be met. Maslow developed the theory of self-actualization, which means that children are not all the same, therefore do not all garner the same needs. Individualized attention, based on actual needs, will develop a bond with children that will create a more trusting and open environment; one that is more conducive to thoughtful learning.We need to ensure that every child receives the same level of cultural capital in order navigate in the field of higher education. Those living in multi-generational poverty have a longer and more arduous road to climb, but with our support and the support of the local school board, we can create a place where children feel they have a chance.

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