Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Number of Homeless Students Increases

The number of homeless students in Indiana has increased 12% over the last two school years according to a report released today from the Indiana Youth Institute. During the 2008-2009 school year, there were nearly 8,500 homeless students, up from 7,500 during the '05-'06 school year. It is estimated that 29,000 Hoosier children of all ages are homeless!

Students who experience homelessness are at a big disadvantage compared to their peers. It harms them academically and places a harmful stigma that can affect them for a lifetime.

Homelessness is a serious issue and it can happen to anyone. The economic downturn has put many more families at risk of homelessness. Trusted Mentors is working in Central Indiana to help the people most at-risk of homelessness. Join our efforts as we mentor adults at-risk of homelessness. By helping them, we can help save their children.

Visit our website to learn more.

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