As Gov. Andrew Cuomo and our legislators consider how to invest in New York state's future, the best returns clearly will come from New York's greatest resource its children! Every day, we read about children who are abused, neglected, homeless, living in poverty and failing in school and in life. The number of children living in poverty is growing. Teen parents who drop out of school to raise children are more likely to live in poverty and be unemployed. It's easy to get discouraged - but the Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation sees evidence every day that there is cause for hope!