StandUp for Kids

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StandUp for Kids is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1990. Its mission is to " End the Cycle of Youth Homelessness". StandUp for Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has established 18 outreach programs over the United States. It is dedicated to making a difference to at-risk or homeless kids.[1]


The mission of StandUp for Kids is to "End the Cycle of Youth Homelessness" StandUp for Kids volunteers work directly with the homeless youth population and go on the streets to find, stabilize, and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. In addition, StandUp For Kids goes beyond street outreach and extends to deterrence and resource programs that are provided in schools and via the internet.


StandUp for Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers. Volunteers fill a variety of positions, such as executive director, public relations manager, community resource director, outreach and apartment support directors, and adult training directors. StandUp for Kids is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia[2] and has offices in other large cities, including Cincinnati.[3]

National Homeless Youth Awareness Month[edit]

November was officially declared as National Homeless Youth Awareness Month by the United States Congress on July 11, 2007. November 2007 marked the first time that National Homeless Youth Awareness Month was officially recognized.


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