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Our National Conference is Less Than a Month Away!

August 31 2018

The StandUp For Kids National Conference is a highlight of the year, and something you will remember for the rest of your life. It is the biggest effort to bring us together and serve under one big banner. The location of our 2018 conference location will be Atlanta, Georgia, and will run from Friday, September 28 through Sunday September 30. The energy, the excitement, the connections, and the skills are just too important to pass up! Details: Agenda and registration: Find this info at standupforkids.org/conference. Registration closes September 10. Conference location: The American Hotel, located in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The $149/night room block must be booked by September ...

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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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Seattle Outreach: A glimpse into our weekly outing

March 8 2017

Written by: Briona Allen, Seattle Volunteer and Outreach Lead On any given Thursday night in downtown Seattle, our outreach team could encounter homeless youth anywhere from toddler age to mid-20s who are in need of food and basic supplies. We often see the same kids and many of them have come to affectionately refer to us as "The Purple People" because of our purple-hued hats, shirts, and sweatshirts. We usually carry around four bags on our backs full of supplies such as socks, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and pet food, along with a cart full of food packs. Typically, we’re greeted warmly by the kids, and we in turn greet them in the same manner, calling them by name ...

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Helping The Homeless

February 27 2017

By Rebecca Simms, Marketing Intern, SUFK Seattle We care about helping the homeless population in our community. How do we take the first step? Here are some simple actions we can take to work toward our common goal. Get Educated Did you know that 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness each year? The National Coalition for the Homeless is a valuable resource for statistics that reveal the harsh reality of homelessness in the United States. Their website, http://www.nationalhomeless.org/, also teaches visitors how to help the effort and where to look if they need help. Locally, King County leaders and over 140 community organizations have designed the Ten Year Plan to End ...

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