Blog - Chicago

SUFK - Chicago on WGN!

July 26 2017

Check out WGN's segment on StandUp For Kids - Chicago below, and grab your tickets for Purplepalooza here: Purplepalooza Tickets

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Chicago Math and Science Academy Stands Up For Kids!

March 21 2017

Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) is a college prep charter school located on 7212 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60626. It's Concert band has won numerous medals in music competitions both as a band and as individuals. The band has featured in performances at various schools and theatre. They have made it a tradition to unanimously vote on a cause to donate all of the proceeds to. This year, the cause is ending youth homelessness. As such, proceeds from the CMSA Spring Concert being held on May 4, 2017 will be going to StandUp For Kids - Chicago! The band consists of young, passionate, and extremely talented youths who are enthusiastic about partnering with StandUp For Kids - Chicago in an ...

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LeAnn Rimes shot a music video with some of our youth

February 27 2017

LeAnn Rimes shot a video for her song "Give" with a lot of the homeless and street youth that we work with on a daily basis. Check out the video below.

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Words from Abbey Cross, Executive Director

February 27 2017

The work we are doing is just so important. There are over 15,000 homeless youth on the streets of Chicago and only about 100 beds available to them in the youth shelters where they feel safe. The craziest part is that it is almost like an invisible problem. Most Chicago residents don’t even know that this is happening in the very streets. Most times the kids we meet tell us that they are choosing the streets over home because it is a safer, better alternative. It is hard to even imagine how awful home must have been for them to make such a choice. These kids have never had a safe adult to guide them and support them. That’s what StandUp is there for. We do our absolute best to ...

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