With your help, Youth Services for Oklahoma County provided much needed support and services to more than 2,000 teens, who were vulnerable, homeless or in jeopardy of being homeless, this past fiscal year. But, even with this success, there were nearly 5,500 homeless boys and girls enrolled in just Oklahoma City Public Schools alone this past school year. Research from the U.S. Department of Education shows students who are experiencing homelessness are at a greater risk of being chronically absent which often leads to lower academic achievement and higher dropout rates. These kids deserve to have their basic needs met, have a safe place to sleep, achieve their education and vocation goals and the opportunity to become self-sustaining adults.

The challenge is great - our mission is clear, but we cannot do it alone. Please help us continue Changing Young Lives ?