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Jordan and Jacob's Story on NBC 4 Los Angeles

August 12 2019

StandUp for Kids - Orange County We are so happy to have been featured on NBC 4 Los Angeles. Sharing Jordan and Jacob’s story and demonstrating the personal connections we want to build with our youth, we were able to share our mission. If you happened to miss it, click the link below to watch and share with your friends. https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Orange-County-Homeless-Youth-Stand-Up-For-Kids-Nonprofit-518857841.html    

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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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CarMax Supports StandUp for Kids

July 26 2019

StandUp for Kids - Orange County Last week on July 17th our good friends from the CarMax Costa Mesa location came out to the Anaheim Center to volunteer their time with the youth and bring a check in the amount of $10,000 to support StandUp for Kids. CarMax has been supporting the cause of ending the cycle of youth homelessness with StandUp for Kids each year for the last eight years. Eight to ten staff members, including Sales Manager Joey Caires and General Manager Mark Diggs, came out for a night of mentoring and games to bond with the youth (age 12 – 18) at our Anaheim mentoring location.  The youth and the CarMax employees did large and small group activities and were ...

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Krysta: A Young Girl's Journey From Hopeless To Hopeful

July 26 2019

StandUp for Kids - Orange County Krysta thought that no one cared enough to help her. Then she found StandUp for Kids.  For the past three years eighteen-year-old Krysta had been alone. After her mother was deported back to Mexico, the people she thought she could rely on betrayed her. She was put in her aunt’s custody and had been supporting herself while living in their home. However, one day she came home to find that she had been kicked out and was left alone on the streets.  Frightened and unsure about her future, Krysta knew that she was in trouble. She had nowhere to go and bills to pay. Her manager offered to help but only in exchange for sexual favors. She began ...

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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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