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StandUp For Kids - Atlanta has been serving homeless and at-risk youth since 2003. We provide two programs which address the challenges facing homeless kids on the streets and in the schools through prevention, volunteer-based outreach and mentoring, and community-supported programming to help our youth on their journey to leading a healthy, happy and self-sufficient life.
Street Outreach Volunteers connect with homeless and at-risk youth (24 years old and younger) 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
Caring adult mentors are matched with a homeless or at-risk high school student mentee and meet for lunch two times a month at their student’s school site (select Fulton County Schools). Consistent relationships gives our kids the support and encouragement needed to stay in school and graduate. Age requirement: 23
Want to learn more? Contact us at Atlanta@standupforkids.org.
In 2016, StandUp For Kids - Atlanta Volunteers logged 10,169 hours with a total of 883 incidences of support, and received over $579,000 in gift-in-kind support from our community! StandUp For Kids - Atlanta also received the highest honor that is granted to a supporting community partner by being given the 2016/17 Partner of the Year Award!