If your child goes to public school, there’s a great chance they have a classmate who doesn’t have a consistent place to call home.
The National Center for Homeless Education reports that more than 1.5 million trainees enrolled in public schools in the United States were homeless throughout the 2017-2018 school year. That’s about 3% of the almost 51 million kids who are registered in American public schools.
What’s more, the number of students handling homelessness increased by 15% during the last 3 academic year. The Institute for Kid, Poverty & & Homelessness mentions that only 41% of trainees in the class of 2018 who experienced homelessness graduated on time which homeless trainees are far less prepared for college than their housed classmates are.
TELEVISION host Kelly Ripa and her other half, star Mark Consuelos, announced they’re partnering with a company called Win, which is the largest supplier of shelters and services for homeless families in New York City, to help 20 of those trainees make the leap to college.
Thanks to a $500,000 donation from the couple, Win developed a scholarship fund that will assist trainees who are homeless and starting college this fall. Win shared the news on Twitter.
“SO grateful for @KellyRipa & & @MarkConsuelos for developing the 1st-ever Win Scholarship Fund, equipping 20 of our college-bound trainees w/ laptop computers & & covering expenditures like books + transpo,” the company tweeted. “TY for making our students’ college dreams come to life!”
Grateful for @KellyRipa & & @MarkConsuelos for developing the 1st-ever Win Scholarship Fund, gearing up 20 of our college-bound students w/ laptop computers & & covering expenditures like books + transpo. More: https://t.co/5aeYbmRhfv @people. TY for making our trainees’ college dreams come to life!
— Win (@WINNYC_ORG) September 16, 2020
A remarkable 60% of Win-supported finishing high school elders are going to college this term, which is comparatively close to the 66.2% of all 2019 high school graduates registered in colleges or universities reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Stats.
“Mark and I are so fired up to help these trainees in whatever little method we can,” Ripa told People. “Beginning college is a critical minute for a lot of and belonging of this time is truly special for our family. We understand each of these scholarship receivers has an intense future ahead and we can’t wait to see what incredible things they achieve!”
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