Blog - Atlanta

Look What We Did Together in 2017

January 25 2018

A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair   Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids. Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them. In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...

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StandUp Volunteer Spotlight

January 19 2018

Carmen ByronStandUp For Kids - Atlanta What motivated you to take action and get more involved with the Street Outreach and School Mentoring programs in Atlanta? I've always had a passion for helping others. Kids especially. Throughout college, my working on the weekends and class during the week made for that purpose a little harder to achieve. But since I've graduated, I've been kicking things into high gear trying to make a difference in every way I can. I just feel that if you're able to do something, you should do it. Identify the most valuable lesson or experience that has changed your perspective about youth homelessness while volunteering for StandUp. The most valuable lesson ...

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Atlanta's 2017 Annual Report

January 8 2018

Click the image below to read our full 2017 Annual Report.

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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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