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About 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.

StandUp For Kids is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 to help rescue homeless and at-risk youth. With national headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia StandUp For Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has programs in a number of states.

To contact a local chapter, click here or use the Find a Program black and white link in the upper right hand side of any StandUp webpage.

FACTS:

  • 1.5 million homeless children in America.
  • If they all lived one city, it would be the 7th largest
    in the U.S.
  • 13 kids die on the streets every day.
  • Human trafficking of youth is the fastest growing crime.
  • An estimated 100,000 children are sold into the sex trade within the US every year.

  • StandUp For Kids Is...

    StandUp For Kids is a national non-profit charity. Our organization was founded in 1990 by a group of volunteers in San Diego, CA. Starting from a program in one city, StandUp For Kids has grown to a national organization with operations in 16 states and the District of Columbia. We remain a nearly all-volunteer organization. We run an extremely lean, volunteer-based organization. Our operating costs are so low that nationally we are able to spend 94% of all donations directly on the youth in our program.

    STANDUP FOR KIDS continuously strives to provide life-saving and outreach services to homeless, street kids and at-risk youth. STANDUP FOR KIDS is primarily a nighttime program, with volunteers walking the streets in the evening, distributing food, clothing, hygiene products, distributing resource information, referrals, and offering an 888 number where the kids can reach a STANDUP FOR KIDS counselor in each of our cities nationwide.

    STANDUP FOR KIDS teaches youth the basic "life skills" so that they can survive off the streets, helping to build a foundation away from the streets and street life. Life skills focused on during the 2013 year are:

    1. Anger Management Sessions
    2. Increased tutoring services for GED, job hunting/resume building
    3. Financial Management
    4. Improving Communications
    5. Study Skills
    6. Goal Setting
    7. Behavior Management Class
    8. Social Events for homeless and at-risk youth/families

    Our goals include...

    Our primary goal is to establish and build relationships with runaway, homeless & street-dependent youth ages 13-25. Through supportive relationships with caring adults we help youth adjust to safe and appropriate alternative living arrangements while becoming independent, self-sufficient, contributing members of society. For youth unwilling or unable to leave the streets our goal is that they have the support necessary to be safe and survive as well as to educate youth & the community about youth homelessness.

    National Headquarters

    StandUp For Kids
    83 Walton Street
    Suite 300
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
    T 800.365.4KID
    F 404.954.6610
    Email: Contact@standupforkids.org



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