Many American children will be heading back to school during the next month. And while many will spend the last month of summer shopping for back to school clothing and school supplies, there are a great number of students in America who face a different challenge.
There are currently over one million American children who are homeless. These children spend most of their time over tired and worrying about where their next meal will come from. These students need to be in school. They need not only the support but the school lunches and the break from their reality.
With such a large homeless population, more and more organizations are creating programs to help these students get the help they need to not only enroll in school but stay in school. Being homeless makes school even more challenging. This is why there are groups that can help students get the school supplies and clothing items they need for success. They can even sometimes help their family find a permanent residence and work, depending on the situation.
The organizations that are out there are designed to help homeless students in any way they can. Reach out if you know someone in need of help. And if you don’t need help, volunteer your time, resources, or money. We should all help each child to obtain the education they deserve.
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