There are roughly 1.3 million homeless school aged children in America. And research has shown that children who experience homelessness face a wide range of challenges related to their health, emotional well-being, and safety. In this episode of Life in HD, you’ll meet Reggie Kelley who is the founder and director for the charitable organization Rise Above Poverty. Reggie’s organization collects basic necessities for homeless school kids to help them worry less about their physical condition and appearance and concentrate more on learning. This is his story.
To learn more about homeless school children in America, see this PBS article.
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Take a look at the person that you are standing next to on the subway or behind you in line at Starbucks. That ordinary person just might have an extraordinary story to tell. I this first episode of Life in HD, I introduce you to a man who lived for 10 years homeless on the streets of Atlanta. Today, he runs a nonprofit that offers services to the homeless. It’s an amazing story of redemption. I hope it motivates you to do something impactful.