News Articles

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 - Denver!

March 16 2022

StandUp for Kids - Denver  Jeremy Albright is Denver native and Economist with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where he contributes to research on affordable housing and economic growth. Before his time at HUD Jeremy also served as a Resident Assistant with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and is proud to continue the fight for housing justice in Denver's youth homeless population with StandUp for Kids. Jeremy earned his BA and MA degrees in Economics at Boston University. Outside of work, Jeremy enjoys skiing as well as exploring Denver’s local restaurant scene while waiting for snowy months.

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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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Duckie's Story and Denver Spotlights

January 31 2020

StandUp for Kids - Denver  Yes, we are small, but we are mighty for sure and as the “Starfish story” (see below) goes...even if it’s just ONE, we’ve made a difference to THAT ONE...and sometimes that ONE has to be enough.  How can it not be? If it were YOUR son or daughter, it would be enough for YOU. We have gotten the opportunity recently to step into the life of an 18-year-old named Angelique (who goes by Duckie. Read her story in her own words below) — ONLY because of the unwavering support from our donors, friends and supporters are we able to do any of what we do not only for her but for all the others out there that we love and try to make a ...

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Kia Calls For Nationwide Blitz Against Youth Homelessness In Super Bowl Campaign

January 29 2020

News provided by Kia Motors America Kia Teams with Standout Rookie Running Back Josh Jacobs in 60-Second Spot Focused on Overcoming Adversity and Achieving the Impossible Dream Jacobs - who experienced homelessness growing up - gives his "younger self" valuable encouragement and advice For every yard gained during the big game, Kia's "Yards Against Homelessness" initiative will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you tell a younger you trying to make your way through the world? For Josh Jacobs, who rose from homelessness in middle school to football stardom, it is an inspiring ...

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