Stand Up for Kids is a nonprofit working to end the cycle of youth homelessness in cities across America. Their programs empower homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth and create in these youth a sincere belief in themselves through open, straightforward counseling, mentoring, and life-skills training.
1.7 million U.S. youth experience homelessness every year. They are living on the streets in major cities, small towns, and in most suburbs in the U.S. Many of these kids are forced to make difficult decisions in order to survive.
Stand Up for Kids empowers homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth by giving them access to basic healthcare, nutrition, education, employment, housing and other resources to become self-sufficient.
Since 1990, they have assisted thousands of young people in 18 cities in 11 states and the nation’s capital. This work is possible through donations and by volunteers.