Outreach Center Staff
StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley (CA)
Our outreach center is open M-Th 5:30 pm - 8 pm and Sat. 12-3. Volunteering at our outreach center, The Village, is a great way to give back to your community. One role at the center is helping to manage the kitchen area by serving dinner/lunch, cleaning up the kitchen area, and managing the snack pantry. Another role is to manage the front desk area which consist of: singing in/out of youth, managing the shower list, and any potential clerical work. Lastly, the main role is to interact with the youth and get to know them!
About StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley (CA)
1100 Shasta Ave, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95126, US
Ending the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this in cities across America, one youth at a time.
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.