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StandUp for Kids Commits to "48 Hours on the Streets" Campaign to Help Homeless Youth

April 14 2022

Volunteers across the U.S. to meet homeless youth where they are, while raising awareness of the dangers typically faced in the first two days without shelter Atlanta, GA--(PRNewswire)--StandUp for Kids, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness, announced that its "48 Hours on the Streets" public service campaign - an annual event since its founding 31 years ago - will take place from April 22-24. StandUp for Kids hopes this call to action will elevate awareness of youth homelessness and the dangers typically faced in the first two days without shelter, which often include being approached by drug dealers and being lured into ...

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Welcoming Heather as DC's New Executive Director

July 26 2021

StandUp for Kids - Washington, DC Our Washington, DC program welcomed its new executive director this May. Taking over the reins from the incredible Josh Blum, Heather Holmes brings a wealth of experience and vision. This is the highest volunteer role one can have at the local level to help end the cycle of youth homelessness. We hope you will get to know Heather through in the following interview.   Editor: Heather, please tell us a little about yourself! Heather: Giving back to my community has always been very important to me and I have always looked for opportunities to do that. Greater DC Cares was my first, big introduction to volunteer opportunities here in the DC area. I ...

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StandUp for Kids’ “48 Hours on the Streets” Campaign Calls the Nation to Action for Homeless Youth

April 8 2021

DECATUR, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a break in 2020 because of COVID-19, StandUp for Kids (StandUp) announced that its 30th annual “48 Hours on the Streets” public service campaign will take place the last full weekend in April. A national non-profit youth advocacy and outreach organization, StandUp hopes this call to action will elevate awareness of youth homelessness and the dangers typically faced in the first two days without shelter, as well as increase volunteers and donations. As Greg Smith, StandUp for Kids former National Executive Director, explained, “Within the first 48 hours on the streets, a teen is approached by someone soliciting drugs, and one in three ...

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Female Leaders at the Helm as StandUp for Kids Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 30 2021

DECATUR, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StandUp for Kids (StandUp) is proud to celebrate the vital role women play in American history by announcing an all-female executive committee. This change in leadership advances its mission, bringing diversity, different perspectives and strong backgrounds to its Board, and represents what is culturally needed today. “We represent our kids more today than we did before. This will be instrumental in helping StandUp end youth homelessness,” said Greg Smith, former National Executive Director. He added, “This is the first time in our 30-year history that not only do we have a woman leading the Board, but the entire executive committee is ...

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StandUp and Move Finishes as a Major Success

November 4 2020

StandUp and Move, a national virtual event that took place from October 8 through 12, 2020, attracted 275 participants, 340 donors, and 8 sponsors. After shattering our first goal of $50,000 before the event kicked off, we ended 19% over with proceeds totaling $59,605!   As the first event of its kind to end the cycle of youth homelessness, all participants got to choose a time, distance, and location to move. And did they ever: They ran, walked, biked, wheeled, skated,danced, and they cheered others on.  Today, thanks to this community of friends, StandUp for Kids is able to face the critical issue of youth homelessness a little bit ...

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Join Our Virtual Run/Walk/Bike Event

September 12 2020

The work we do to help homeless youth across the country get back on their feet would not be possible without amazing volunteers and supporters like you. It’s because of your dedication that we have a 30-year history as a nationally-recognized organization fighting to end youth homelessness. To show our thanks, we’ve created a virtual run/walk/bike event that will unite us all together in a safe, healthy way for an important cause.  Register or donate today to our first ever virtual nationwide event, StandUp and MOVE, taking place across the country October 8 through 12, 2020.  Register to MOVE!  This virtual event is like no other. You will ...

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