Blog - Hampton Roads

Did You Catch Us on National TV?

July 24 2019

We are excited to announce that our organization was featured on Coffee with America on Saturday, July 13, on stations across the nation. The segment introduced viewers to Atlanta staff member Julie Palmer. Julie beautifully captured the work we do and the youth we serve. Please give it a watch and share it with your friends! Stand Up For Kids from Coffee with America on Vimeo.

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StandUp for Kids Has a New Look

July 24 2019

After nearly thirty years of serving youth in need, we are thrilled to announce that the StandUp for Kids brand had a makeover! Youth-Centered Our new logo captures the awesome potential of young lives when they know care, feel loved, and have the support they need to move quickly from surviving to thriving. Youth are the heart of our organization, so it was important to convey that. The logo is youth-centered, energetic, and a clever evolution of our former look. Proud to be the Purple People Purple often represents wisdom or creativity. To the youth we serve, it represents safety, care, and support. Our kids often call volunteers the Purple People. Youth know they can trust them to get ...

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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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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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Check Out Hampton Roads in The Virginian-Pilot

December 12 2017

"A year ago, the 20-year-old single mother didn’t have a job and was living with her boyfriend. "When she needed a double stroller and car seats for her 3-year-old and newborn, she wasn’t sure where to turn. "Enter Betsy Hardy, who organized a gift drive for the nonprofit StandUp For Kids last year. Her hook? A human-sized nest where people could pluck a tag with a name on it and drop off gifts and stockings. More than 50 homeless and at-risk children and young adults received presents through the drive – including Totianna, who got what she needed for her children. She asked that her last name not be published. "Hardy is at it again this year with a big, cardboard ...

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Check us out on Cox Connections!

February 27 2017

http://www.cox11.com/standup-for-kids/  

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