Outreach Program Prepares Homeless Kids for School

LAS VEGAS -- When school starts on Monday, more than 6,000 students in the Clark County School District will be classified as homeless. That number is double what it was five years ago.

The kids live in shelters, motels, and sometimes cars. The outreach program, TITLE 1 Hope, is once again giving out backpacks to homeless kids who range in age from 5 to 18-years-old.

The backpacks are filled with everything from school supplies to toiletries. In fact, the group has already handed out some 2,000 backpacks and class doesn't even start until next week.

Organizers say papers, pencils, and books can go a long way to help at risk students succeed.

"If they aren't eating, they are not sleeping, they don't have proper educational tools, there's no way they are going to graduate," said Sue Goldman, TITLE 1 Hope.

Aside from school supplies and toiletries, homeless kids can also get clothes, bus passes and gift cards through the program.

If you would like to make a donation to the program, you can call TITLE 1 Hope's Homeless Outreach Program at (702)855-6682.


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