1.7 million adolescents experience at least one episode of homelessness a year.
In order to help combat Child homelessness StandUp For Kids created the Don't Run Away (DRA) program. This program tackles child homelessness by attempting to keep kids who have homes from running away and becoming homeless.
The Don't Run Away Program starts with StandUp For Kids Club members from high schools and colleges making presentations in junior high and elementary school classrooms. Students from the third grade on up to the eight grade are taught how to remove themselves from abusive situations.
Prevention is a vital component of DRA and the StandUp For Kids mission. StandUp For Kids is dedicated to helping youth before they become a homeless youth statistic.
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