Make a difference for children experiencing homelessness

August 5, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Announcements

The Education Project for Homeless Youth is a grant-funded project of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District that works to ensure students experiencing homelessness or temporary living situations enroll, regularly attend, and succeed in school.

UMHS continues to be the Education Project’s largest community donor of school supplies for this initiative. Please continue this team effort and help provide local children with the tools they need for their education.

The Sept.14 AdForum meeting from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. in the Ford Amphitheatre will serve as a collection point for school supply contributions. Please review the list of needed items and consider bringing a donation. Your contribution will provide a needed boost toward a successful school year for the children in our community who are most in need.

About the Education Project: The Education Project works closely with all 10 school districts and the public school academies in the county, serving students including those living in shelters, motels, temporary foster care placements, cars and abandoned houses, as well as those living temporarily with friends and family. In the 2014-15 school year, The Education Project assisted 1,300 children in Washtenaw County experiencing a homeless or temporary living situation.

More information: If you have questions regarding the collection, please contact Janet Martinez at (734) 647-8161 or janford@umich.edu.

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