Blog - National

A Silent Crisis

August 9 2019

By Dr. Stephanie Schneider For too many college students, worries about exams and research papers often take a back seat to finding a place to sleep. Studies on California campuses tell us that 4% of UC students, 12% of CSU students, and nearly 20% of community college students are either housing-insecure (not sure they if they will have housing in the near future) or are outright homeless – sleeping in their cars, on fellow students’ couches, or even in campus libraries. This means that in Orange County, over 20,000 students face these challenges each year. Students take many paths that lead to this situation. Some were homeless before college and were admitted without a ...

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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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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: 404.954.6614juanitam@standupforkids.org 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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