Help 100,000 Homeless Youth Get Access to Education

Donate – Prevent Systemic Homelessness

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Overview

We need your help to provide citical servcNearly 100,000 children in The New York City 1,800 schools are homeless and living in temporary housing each school year.

To adress this challenge, the New York City Department of Education, started a department called Students in Temporary Housing (STH), with a staff of 300 dedicated professionals working to ensure all homeless students are enrolled in school with access to transportation, health services, educational resources and other vital resources to for the children to succeed.

Solution

Building an Open Source Case Management system we are calling SMART (Students Making A Real Transition). The system will is designed for case worker to serving the youth homeless communities ensuring everyone has the same access to education as those living in permanent shetlers

Goal

Give this solution to school districts across the country to use

Nationally

  • 4.9 Million youth expreicen homelessnes annually
  • 700k are unuccompanied minors
  • 69% face mental health issues

New York City

  • 100k, (1 in 10) youth are homeless in NYC
  • 40% In Shelter outside their bourrgh
  • 87% will drop out of School
  • 4.5x will be homeless again their lifetime
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Overview

K-12 Homeless / Houseless

Right now however, there are an estimated 1.5 million kids living in temporary housing that are not enjoying the same activities as you or I once had. Instead, they are worried about where they will stay as they live with their families in shelters, doubling up in a friends or family member’s home, or unsheltered, living in vehicles down the road, at campgrounds or in abandoned buildings. Over 125,000 of those students are unaccompanied. Children who depend on our school systems to provide them with food and other essentials, while their family or guardians navigate private and public bureaucracies to ensure they receive essential services. In some instances to ensure kids are counted for services, students must be pulled from school for the day to wait for hours in government offices. Those students miss class and fall behind their peers.

This is a problem that unfortunately exists in the United States and those impacted do not necessarily have control over their situation. It’s important that they have equal access and opportunity to education

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