Atlanta

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StandUp For Kids - Atlanta has been consistently on the streets of Atlanta since 2003 serving homeless and at-risk youth. We also work with students who are identified in Fulton, Gwinnett and Hall counties schools that are experiencing a change in their home setting. Often, but not always these students have lost parents, are living with someone other than a legal guardian or are experiencing homeless with their family or as an unaccompanied youth. We provide programing which address the challenges facing our kids on the streets and in the schools through volunteer-based outreach and mentoring. Our community-supported programming help our youth make informed choices during challenging times. Want to learn more? Contact us at Atlanta@standupforkids.org.

Services Provided

Street Outreach
Street Outreach Volunteers connect with homeless and at-risk youth (focus on youth 21 years and younger, but serve up to age 24) on the streets of Atlanta. They provide resources, toiletries, snack packs, and harm reduction counseling to address the risks associated with street life. We need more feet on the street! Monday or Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:30pm). A weekly dinner is also hosted by volunteers every Wednesday evenings.

School-based Mentoring
Volunteer Mentors are matched with a student identified by school social workers and counselors. These are high potential students that are in the midst of some type of housing transition. Mentors meet with their students for lunch two times a month at their student’s located in North and South Fulton, Gwinnett or Hall County Schools. Consistent relationships give our kids the support and encouragement needed to stay in school and graduate!