Blog - Atlanta

CBS46 hit the streets with us last week! Check it out!

August 29 2017

They not only shined a spotlight on the prevalence of youth homelessness in our city, but also on the ability of our community to do something about it. CBS46 News

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Chattahoochee High School's Star Senior

July 24 2017

Every year Fulton County Schools recognizes an outstanding senior from each high school.This year two of StandUp For Kids - Atlanta's seniors from our School Mentor Program won the Star Senior Award for their high school! We are so proud! Check out De'John's inspiring story above and stay tuned next month for Branden's story.

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StandUp For Kids - Atlanta awarded the 2016/2017 Fulton County Public Schools Partner of the Year

March 8 2017

The Legacy of Excellence Awards are given to the Principal, Teacher and Partner of the Year for the Fulton County Public School District In Georgia. This year StandUp For Kids - Atlanta received the highest honor granted a supporting community partner by being named the 2016/2017 Partner of the Year. One-on-one mentoring provide homeless and at risk high school students an additional champion who believe in the student and their potential. StandUp involves local businesses, houses of worship, civic organizations and individuals that donate school supplies, annual scholarships, hygiene packs, lunches, and other needed items. The Prestigious Partnership Award exemplifies ...

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Jennifer Greenlee: FACES of Atlanta

December 20 2016

December 2016, "Kids forced to live in any level of homelessness are regularly targeted by gangs, human traffickers and pornographers, and they endure inconceivable peril in their struggle for survival. StandUp For Kids works to end the cycle of youth homelessness through direct outreach and mentoring programs, providing crucial support and teaching valuable life skills to help turn them toward a hopeful future. Jennifer Greenlee, the StandUp For Kids Atlanta chapter’s Director of Alternative Outreach and Mentoring, spoke with us about her mission and methods for nurturing them. Welcome, Jennifer!" Continue here to meet Jennifer!

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Homeless Teen Falls Into Tears After Life-Changing Gift

August 5 2016

A special thank you to @11Alive for sharing one of our kid's stories!! Chinasa is a tremendous young lady with an amazing heart and future! This shows that a kind act for our youth can not only change their life, but also give everyone more faith that given the opportunity people can reach heights unimaginable. The most important thing now is to share this amazing story! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spread this gift to all. @SUFKatlanta #homelessstudentgetsacar #goingplaces #issomebodygettingmarried #SheBelieves The Whole Story:

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Standing Up For Kids

August 1 2016

Atlanta's August 1, 2016, article in "Northside Woman" "Beyond the gated subdivisions and manicured lawns that dot North Fulton, are nearly 650 students who attend classes each day at area schools, then head "home" to sleep in shelters, motels, their cars or on a friend’s couch. "Youth homelessness in North Fulton is definitely not on most people’s radar," said Julie Binney, an advocate for homeless youth through StandUp For Kids (SUFK)."Most teens want to fit in. They don’t want to call unnecessary attention to themselves," Binney said. "And they don’t want all of their friends and teachers to know they are homeless." Read Full Article

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