Will You StandUp For Kids?
The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States.
We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
If you are a youth in need of assistance, please contact us on our outreach line at 1-888-365-4543.
From Student to Mentor
Orange County Chapter
To 22-year-old Jennifer Aubrey, StandUp For Kids is everything.
Less than a year ago Aubrey was homeless, but with help from StandUp For Kids she has been able to strive to achieve her goals.
Jennifer became homeless in July 2013 after deciding to leave her unsupportive home. She was between jobs and moving from motels to friend’s couches when she was referred to StandUp For Kids. After meeting with them, StandUp For Kids was not only able to find her an apartment, but give her the support she needed.
"They were there for me when no one else was," Aubrey said.
Her mentor Sandy has been there for her through every situation. She explains that Sandy was there to help her move into her apartment, take her to urgent care when she needed, and always there as someone to talk to. Many of her favorite memories with StandUp For Kids occurred during her meetings with Sandy.
Even though StandUp For Kids provided her with help, she explains that they did not hand her everything she needed. She said that you have to be motivated and put in the work in order for your life to change.
Aubrey has just finished her third semester at Orange Coast College where she is studying to become a physical therapist.
Jennifer also enjoys helping others and will continue to stay connected with StandUp For Kids as a volunteer. She looks forward to teaching others what she has learned and wants to be an example of hope to the homeless youth.
She said, "I want to be a mentor and help people go through what I’ve been through."
The Middle School of Plainville Raises $4,700 For StandUp For Kids - Worcester
On Friday, April 11, the Middle School of Plainville in Connecticut held its 7th Annual Students vs. Staff Charity Basketball Event where students once again defeated faculty and staff. Over just a two week period, Plainville students and staff contributed $4,700!
StandUp For Kids has created a special thank you video to honor the generosity of the Middle School of Plainville. Special thanks to Mr. Greg Warnat, 8th grade math teacher, for organizing and promoting the event.
Please take a moment to view the special THANK YOU video by clicking here.
StandUp For Kids and AmazonSmile!
Now, shopping on Amazon can raise money for StandUp For Kids! Whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to StandUp For Kids.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service...but now with a charitable contribution.