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StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley (CA)

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StandUp For Kids (SUFK) is a national, all-volunteer organization with active programs in 30 U.S. cities. We help youth who are on their own, having run away from or been kicked out of an unsafe (usually abusive) home. They are trying to restart their lives.

The Silicon Valley chapter is looking for enthusiastic and responsible STREET OUTREACH volunteers to join our street outreach team and participate in our neighborhood walks, meeting new kids and handing out goodie bags. Regular contact with street kids will gain their trust and show that we care about them. We provide granola bars, socks, water, and hygiene products and recommend they visit the StandUP For Kids Welcome Center in downtown San Jose.

If you have 3-4 hours per week and would like to help us, please email siliconvalley@standupforkids.org. Training will be provided!

Volunteers must:

* Submit a criminal background check, with fingerprints

* Make a 6-month commitment

* Have a positive attitude and desire to help our team

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About StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley (CA)

Location:

25 E Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95112, US

Mission Statement

Ending the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this in cities across America, one youth at a time.

Description

Youth homelessness continues to be one of the most challenging issues facing our society today:

Over 2 million kids are currently homeless in the US

Youths make up 27% of the total homeless population and are the fastest growing segment

Half of all homeless kids are under the age of 15

13 homeless teens die on the street every day

Teens leave their homes for many different reasons, but ultimately because their home is an unsafe environment. These kids "couch surf" at the homes of their friends if they are fortunate, or find ways to live anonymously on the street if they aren’t so lucky. Some of them go it alone, some of them reach out for help, but all of them dream of a better future.

Our all-volunteer organization, STANDUP FOR KIDS Silicon Valley, helps these homeless teens ages 12-24, by providing them with the basics of food, clothing and hygiene products, assisting them with school, medical and legal issues, getting them vocational training and job search assistance and working with them to create a life plan for that better future they desire. Our core programs are outreach center, mentoring and street outreach.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Throughout Silicon ValleySan Jose, CA 95112

(37.34562,-121.88472)
 

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