September 22 2019
Starting Friday September 27, the entire StandUp for Kids family -- from outreach volunteers, local leaders, and executive directors, to donors, national board, and staff -- will convene in San Antonio, Texas for mark our 29th year, and partake in one very special National Conference.
The theme of this year's conference is "Remember the Mission," evoking the neaerby Alamo Mission's cry. We thought it would be fitting to tie in local roots with our own mission of "ending the cycle of youth homelessness." For the young people we serve, their own plea for independence rings ever so loudly in our ears and mobilizes us to take action. Together at this national conference, we have the ability ...Read More
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.Read More
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!
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
March 24 2017
By Alicia Neaves, KENS5 Eyewitness NewsClick here to read the story on the KENS5 website
SAN ANTONIO - A recent national study highlights the level of hunger and homelessness in our youth, more specifically students attending community college.
The Wisconsin HOPE Lab surveyed more than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states, including San Antonio College. They found that 2 in 3 students attending community college are food insecure, about half are housing insecure, and 13 to 14 percent are homeless.
KENS 5 spoke with one former student who experienced the struggle firsthand.
"I slept outside in the courtyard," said 25-year-old Jon-Mycheal Day, referring to ...Read More
February 27 2017
StandUp For Kids - San Antonio has had a busy year helping homeless and at-risk youth in our community. In addition to providing food, clothing, job, medical and educational assistance, transportation and emergency housing, we advocate extensively for these young people in a variety of ways.Networking closely with agencies such as PALS Foster Care Program, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, School Homeless Liaisons and families, landlords and the community-at-large assures that the services that homeless youth need are available and accessible when they need it.
We want to thank these agencies, our donors and the community for responding to our call for support of these young people as they strive ...Read More