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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.
Music featured in this episode is provided by:
- Nicholas Mackin – The Beginning or the End – under Creative Commons License
- Yan Terrien – My Algo2 – under Creative Commons License – no changes were made to the song.