Detroit teen goes from homeless to college student with mentors helping

  DETROIT (WXYZ) – Her name is Myracle, and some people say what she has accomplished is miraculous. Myracle Crosby came to school every day at Pershing High School in Detroit and learned as much as possible. After getting all As her freshman year, she made a decision. “Okay, I am going to be valedictorian,”…

My Brother’s Keeper feeds PSC students’ needs

From the outside, the nondescript, modular structure on the Polk State College campus in Winter Haven doesn’t look like a place where students would want to spend much time. For Roxan Aupont, though, it is a cherished refuge. Aupont, a first-year student at Polk State, makes daily trips to the small portable, home of My…

Off Road Kids foundation helps homeless youth and ‘sofa hoppers’

The foundation works with young adults who’ve fallen through the cracks of the social system. The staff want to get stray youth off friends’ couches and into their own apartments. Carla Bleiker reports from Cologne. Source: Off Road Kids foundation helps homeless youth and ‘sofa hoppers’ | Germany | DW.COM | 17.01.2017

Build Futures: Non-Profit for Homeless Youth

Build Futures began in 2009 when Founder Kathy Tillotson identified a large gap in services and housing options for homeless youth ages 18 to 24 in Orange County. With a longstanding business background, Kathy developed an approach to addressing this need based on compassion and movement away from the streets and toward self-sufficiency.

Homeless students to get new tutoring programs at NYC shelters

As many as 1,400 homeless students will get after-school reading lessons in new tutoring programs at city shelters begun this school year, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said Wednesday. The $1.4 million Afterschool Reading Club is the city’s first such program and kicked off after the number of homeless students in city schools rocketed to a…

Ozark City Schools provides hope, resources for homeless students

Inside school walls, students may appear to have their needs met and a place to go home to after the last bell. But in reality, there is a hidden population of homeless children. “We have several students that are classified as homeless. We have several that have come here because they have nowhere to go….

Volunteers fill 1,000 backpacks for homeless students in Oakland County

Source C&G Newspapers / Kayla Dimick The first day of school is looming, and for some kids in Oakland County, that means going back to class without school supplies. According to Susan Benson, director of Oakland Schools Homeless Student Education Services, one out of every 47 students in Oakland Schools will experience homelessness in their school…