Blog - Twin Cities

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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Meet The New Executive Director of StandUp for Kids - Twin Cities!

July 20 2021

StandUp for Kids - Twin Cities  Kanchana Iyer has worked with children and youth in her community since high school. She has volunteered as a tutor, mentor, and advocate with this population as part of organizations such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and now with StandUp for Kids. She is particularly interested in promoting education and ensuring that every child is given an opportunity to attain their goals. Kanchana is the Executive Director of our newest chapter in the Twin Cities area and aims to address the challenges brought on by social injustices and youth homelessness. Kanchana’s day job is with BrightInsight, Inc. ...

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