America’s Farmworker Children: Harvest of Broken Dreams

Oct 19, 2011
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In July 2009, the Children in the Fields Campaign embarked on a new phase of its work, initiating a grassroots campaign of community organization and educational outreach thanks to a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Regional coordinators in the farmworker communities of California, North Carolina, Texas, Michigan, and Ohio have formed community coalitions and farmworker youth councils in order to build support for educational programs for farmworker children, document the living and working conditions that they endure, and raise awareness about the persistent issue of child labor in our agricultural system.

The images and words in this report illuminate the struggles and hopes of our nation's most marginalized population and demonstrates the potential that exists for young people who are given the opportunity to work hard in the classrooms and not in the fields.