Okay, how about we compromise? I'll still throw out some disturbing statistics about the welfare of American children, but I'll punctuate them with some sweet ass alley-ooping pool dunks! Gooooooooo TEAM!
Hunger and homelessness are among the top issue areas that motivate kids to serve. Kids understand what it means to feel safe and to have food in their bellies. What's more, they find it unacceptable, and they are willing and able to do something about it.
I should have been prepared for the notion that hunger was prevalent here in the United States, but I wasn't. I was shocked to hear that a First World country had such an ignominious reality prevalent across all 50 states.