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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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Four Award Winners Announced at our 2017 National Conference

October 16 2017

Volunteers, staff, youth representatives, and board members from all across the U.S. gathered in Tucson for our national conference October 6-8, 2017. The conference theme was "Raising A.R.I.Z.O.N.A." for Awareness, Respect, Inspiration, Zero Stigma, Ongoing Support, National Concern, and Attention to the Plight of our Youth. The Tucson program hosted the conference. With input from the Executive Director Advisory Council, the conference featured some tremendous sessions, not only to share best practices and do hands-on outreach, but also to focus on raising leadership capacities and technical skills to meet the complex mental health needs of our youth.  An annual tradition at our ...

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Sam's Story

July 10 2017

Sam* was homeless and hopeless till he met a StandUp volunteer. That changed his life! Here’s what he told me: “I was on the streets with no hope and then I met a volunteer for StandUp For Kids. She became my friend. StandUp has helped me through so many dark days. You were there when I had no one and nothing. When I was hungry, you went out of your way to feed me. When all I had was the clothes on my back, you helped me. Today I can say I am a recovering addict. And each day I wake up and thank God for the love and hope I received through you. I am proud of who I am today. That’s only because you have never given up on me.” Because of you and your support of ...

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Around Tucson

February 27 2017

Thank you to Mr. Heads and Jessica for hosting another successful fundraiser! Performances by Austin Counts, Rival Shapes and Saer 1 were was amazing and the support of the crowd and hard work of the volunteers the best! Thank you to Corpus Christie for Thanksgiving meals again this year and for all of the holiday support for our kids! Thank you to Arizona State University Mr. Taylor Place Competitors for choosing to help our kids! For all those currently collecting items for the holidays...We couldn’t do what we do without you! St. Marks United Methodist, Newman Center Catholic Church, St. Cyril, Our Mother of Sorrows, our awesome pre-nursing students and many ...

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