Community leaders are looking to help disadvantaged kids make it to college.
Poverty is rampant in Tucson, with 75 percent of students attending Tucson schools eligible for free breakfast and lunch.
The "Cradle to Career" program is designed to help kids overcome economic challenges to attain higher education and get good jobs.
The initiative is a partnership among community organizations that is meant to improve educational and life outcomes for youngsters living in Pima County.
The program will use funding from a grant to make sure students and their families have access to services that cover basic needs, such as food, health, housing and employment.