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"EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

IT PREPARES ME FOR WHATEVER I CHOOSE TO DO IN LIFE." 

 
These are words from Trinity, a 19-year-old scholar who lives with us here at Covenant House Georgia. Like many students across the country, Trinity is preparing to go back to school in a world that has changed drastically since last year.
 

The lingering pandemic and sudden shift to virtual classrooms feels unpredictable and disorienting for all students during this time. But for students living on the streets without support, protection, or a place to go, these times feel exponentially worse. In an effort to better tell that story, over the next several weeks, we'll be sharing some of these young people's experiences with you.


For youth facing homelessness, in-person classrooms may have been their only source of stability and hope. A place of refuge where reliable meals, encouraging adults, and celebration of their capabilities were all within reach. But as schools delay their start dates and transition to online learning, young scholars without homes or physical classrooms to go to could lose what little resources they had to rely on. That's where we come in.


At Covenant House Georgia, our youth can excel in virtual classrooms from right here in our shelter. Our on-campus library and computer lab aid them in completing their first assignments, our behavioral health offerings are available in times of stress, and our staff provide 24/7 support as they acclimate to this new stage of life. Our 2020 Back to School Campaign is an effort to raise $20,000 of critical Fall funding in our 20th year of service to ensure that these offerings and more remain available to youth who need our help.
 
There are students in our city, determined to pursue their education while silently fighting to escape the grip of homelessness. Please give on their behalf today.