Clark County has approximately 14,000 unaccompanied and/or homeless youth in K-12. Unaccompanied homeless youth have had to manage issues such as abandonment by parents and/or drug and alcohol abuse by parents. All have experienced economic hardship as a result of parents' lack of employment leading to hunger, no health care, and/or little to no personal items such as hair products, clothes, school supplies, etc. Many of these students graduate from high school and need assistance to attend college.
The UNLV HOPE Scholars Program is a partnership between the Clark County School District Title I HOPE Program, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, and UNLV. The program is specifically designed to assist graduating seniors who qualify as unaccompanied homeless youth in Clark County in securing year-round housing, academic support, and financial support while attending UNLV.
Now entering its second year, the UNLV HOPE Scholars Program has five students in the program who are working toward their dream of a college education, making new friends, working on campus, and succeeding, thanks to the generosity of so many community members one year ago. Now these same students are asking you to help the next class of UNLV HOPE Scholars achieve that same dream. We hope to admit eight new students to the program this year.
Please help us continue to support our current UNLV HOPE Scholars and incoming unaccompanied homeless youth achieve the dream of a college education. If you wish to provide financial support, you can do so by visiting the Rebel Raisers online.
For more information about the UNLV HOPE Scholars Program, please contact the program's coordinator, Richard Clark, executive director for housing, campus life technology, and student affairs maintenance at email@example.com or 702-895-1469.