The Hope Movement Helps Brooklyn Park Charter School Students
Volunteers connected with HOPE 4 Youth are trying to stop youth homelessness before it starts. They spent part of the weekend working to clean and organize donated items for Excell Academy as part of a new project called “The Hope Movement.” HOPE 4 Youth helps homeless youth age 23 and younger in the north metro suburbs.
“These volunteers will stick with these same kids,” explains HOPE 4 Youth executive director Lisa Jacobson. “They know their life stories and are able to address them in real time. We feel that’s a critical component to ending youth homelessness.”
Jacobson says the school has 92 percent free and reduced lunches, yet “is blowing away ever test score the State of Minnesota can throw its way.”
Volunteers are donating time in hopes the youth will not need HOPE 4 Youth’s services in the future. More volunteers are needed. If you’d like to know more about volunteer needs connected with The Hope Movement, contact HOPE 4 Youth.