News

News Articles

Updated Outreach Center Information

March 24 2020

StandUp for Kids - Worcester Starting March 17th - Center times are closed. 2 volunteers have been available set up a time to meet youths individually.  We will be evaluating weekly what we can do, based on the health of our volunteers  We helped youth with pantry items, hand sanitizer and bus passes last week. If you are a youth in need of services, please call 508-963-5576 or email donnakat@standupforkids.org

Read More

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 ...

Read More

Kia Chooses StandUp for Kids for Big Game Campaign

January 27 2020

Kia Motors America has announced that their Big Game commercial this Sunday will address youth homelessness. What's more, the company has decided to give a major donation to StandUp for Kids and two other organizations caring for homeless youth in America! According to Kia, "This year, with more than 4.2 million young people experiencing homelessness in the U.S., the car company known to 'Give It Everything' will use its big game advertising platform to give back in a meaningful way. For every yard gained during the game, Kia will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness and transforming the lives of young people in ...

Read More

See you in San Antonio

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

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 ...

Read More

Jimmy's Letter to You

May 22 2018

Dear StandUp For Kids supporters, My name is Jimmy. I am 24 years old and have been homeless in Worcester off and on since I was 15 years old – that’s when my dad left us and my mother could not support my younger sister, brother, and I. So, my siblings and I have been fending for ourselves. I have lived in many places unfit for humans –  a semi-trailer, in wooded areas – and in situations that have turned unfriendly, even violent. At age 20, I was surviving by working odd jobs for friends and strangers. Then I met outreach counselors who told me about the StandUp For Kids Outreach Center. At first, I was hesitant to go, but when I did, I was given a warm meal, ...

Read More