StandUp for Kids has been working to end the cycle of youth homelessness in Chicago since 2009. Over the last twelve years, we have learned that our youth have dreams, goals, and visions for the future — and we want to support them by helping turn those dreams into reality.
We are partnering with Civic Studios to provide media arts education programs to the youth we serve. All donations will go towards the development of a digital media lab where students will be able to learn and gain vocational experience in film production, audio engineering, and digital art.
This April, we are combining Starbucks‘ Global Month of Good with our “48 Hours on the Streets” event to bring awareness to youth homelessness and other community concerns – and our collective responsibility to respond. Last year, the Starbucks Foundation awarded a Neighborhood Grant award of $2000. This year, many Chicago-area stores will feature our new media lab collaboration at their mobile order pick-up stations, and Starbucks will be adding a QR code sticker promoting StandUp for Kids-Chicago to all cups on April 30. Thank you #Starbucks for your cup of goodness that just keeps overflowing!