Will You StandUp For Kids?
The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States.
We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
If you are a youth in need of assistance, please contact us on our outreach line at 1-888-365-4543.
US Dept. of Education Releases New Guidance on Homeless Youth Determinations
On July 29th, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague letter clarifying determinations for unaccompanied homeless youth for financial aid. It revises USED policy so that all applicants under age 24, including those who are 22 or 23 years old, and who are unaccompanied and homeless, or self-supporting and at risk of being homeless, qualify for a homeless youth determination and will be considered independent students.
Importantly, the clarifies that youth who are between the ages of 21 and 24 and who are unaccompanied and homeless, or self-supporting and at risk of being homeless, qualify for a homeless youth determination, and will be considered independent students. This is a change from previous guidance that defined “youth” as 21 and under.
The July 29 ED Dear Colleague letter may be downloaded here: http://naehcy.org/educational-resources/higher-ed
NAEHCY’s higher education page contains many additional resources for youth, school district homeless liaisons, homeless service providers, financial aid administrators, and other higher education professionals, including:
• A Higher Education Hotline, (855) 446-2673 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org
• FAFSA Tip Sheets
• Determination Templates
• Toolkits on financial aid, college access, and college success
For more information, and for assistance related to higher education, please contact NAEHCY’s Director of Higher Education Initiatives, Cyekeia Lee, at:
Toll-free helpline: (855) 446-2673
Phone: (313) 436-5949
StandUp and Stand Tall
This is what StandUp For Kids is about. We help each other StandUp.
Volunteers and kids together create a family and unite to help each other StandUp and Stand Tall.
Take the "Birthday Challenge"!
Make a difference in a homeless, at-risk teen's life. Let your light shine through StandUp For Kids.
Contact us at Bremerton@standupforkids.org
Thank you Brooke and Richard!
CNN anchors put their 1970’s knowledge to the test on June 8th on "The CNN Quiz Show: Seventies Edition", hosted by Anderson Cooper. Brooke Baldwin and Richard Quest chose StandUp For Kids as their charity of choice. Brooke and Richard tied for second place and StandUp For Kids will be receiving $10,000!!!!
We are most grateful to have been selected personally by the anchors. We hope the national exposure of our organization will pique other's interest and inspire them to find out more about us and the issue of youth homelessness.
More information, including videos, can be found at the link below, and don't forget to check your local listings for reruns of the show!
StandUp For Kids and AmazonSmile!
Now, shopping on Amazon can raise money for StandUp For Kids! Whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to StandUp For Kids.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service...but now with a charitable contribution.