Blog - National

Congratulations On Graduating Kaustov!

May 23 2019

StandUp For Kids - AtlantaHe lost his father, then his mother, then their home. This week he graduated high school with the help of the StandUp For Kids Mentor Program. The program meets with homeless and at risk students in high schools across Atlanta, Gwinnett and Hall Counties in Georgia.

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Hampton Roads Co-Executive Director nominated for Community Hero Award!

May 15 2019

StandUp For Kids - Hampton Roads Co-Executive Director Nicole Pixler was nominated for a Community Hero Award through Man City! After being nominated in January, along with thousands of others, the nominees were cut down to a few hundred in March, with Nicole making the cut. In April, they narrowed it down to three people, a man in the UK, a man in India and Nicole! Along with being an awesome Co-ED for Hampton Roads, Nicole is doing a great job getting the name StandUp for Kids internationally known!Here's what the Man City site has to say about Nicole:"Nicole has been volunteering since the age of fourteen and for the last three years has been working with StandUp For Kids Hampton ...

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Calling the Nation to Action with 48 Hours on the Streets

April 10 2019

For Immediate Release Contact: Juanita MitchellPhone: STANDUP FOR KIDS CALLS THE NATION TO ACTIONIN “48 HOURS ON THE STREETS” CAMPAIGN FOR HOMELESS YOUTH Decatur, GA – April 10, 2019. The national non-profit youth advocacy and outreach organization StandUp For Kids will unite the nation with its annual “48 Hours On The Streets,” a call to action during the last weekend in April to raise awareness of youth homelessness and the particular dangers one faces in the first 48 hours without shelter. The campaign will begin on Friday, April 26 at 5pm and end on Sunday, April 28. According to Covenant House, about 40% of homeless ...

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Ten Years Since First Volunteering, Sean Reflects On Quite A Path

March 27 2019

By Sean Dollard As an undergrad, I had the opportunity to volunteer with StandUp For Kids - Miami. I sought out the opportunity, in part, to remember that my day-to-day mental health challenges presented far fewer significant barriers than the folks we were serving. Many volunteers were peers and friends from the University of Miami and other local colleges. We would regularly gather at coffee shops or the library to reflect on our experience after street outreach or a mentoring session with youth experiencing homelessness. I remember freezing up on one occasion when it was my chance in our mentoring program to share about what it was like to attend college. The question was posed by a ...

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Monthly Giving Ensures Steady Support

March 21 2019

    What is Monthly Giving? StandUp For Kids provides you with the opportunity to impact the lives of homeless youth in your community without having to dedicate any time from your busy schedule. The Monthly Giving Program allows you to choose the amount you wish to give, automatically receives it each month and immediately puts your donation to use to help children in need in your city and cities nationwide.     Why is it important? With the help of our Monthly Giving Program, we were able to offer support and services to 53,929 youth in 2018 alone - as well as provide 29,501 meals, support 2,107 kids with first-time unduplicated services and deliver ...

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10 Thing You Can Do To Help

February 27 2019

Cook a meal – Youth in our program come to weekly meetings to receive support, mentoring, and a hot meal. We are always looking for people willing to cook or purchase a meal for one of our weekly meetings. Become a mentor – Getting kids off the street is only the first part of our mission. After that, we spend time with them each week to work through creating a resume, finding a job, building a budget, signing up for government programs as applicable, and just offering general support as they prepare for the future. Teach a skill – Help a group of high school-aged aspiring entrepreneurs or young adults looking for help getting started in a new career by ...

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