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On September 18th, the Broward Education Foundation launched a 60-day fundraising campaign to benefit students enrolled in the HEART program. Click the link below to learn more about the number of Broward County homeless youth who are in the most severe of circumstances: living in a car, abandoned facility, park, or any other public area.Broward Education Foundation Inc’s Fundraiser FOREVER HOME: THE 110
DID YOU KNOW?
During the 2013-2014 school year there were 282,929 students enrolled in BCPS and of those students,2,323 were identified as homeless.
During 2013-2014 school year, BCPS students experienced homelessness as follows:
- 444 (19%) resided in shelters
- 1,484 (64%) were doubled-up
- 108 (5%) resided in a car, park, campground, bus or other public place
- 264 (11%) resided in a hotel or motel
- 23 (1%) were awaiting foster care placement
Of the 2,323 students identified as homeless, 318 (14%) were unaccompanied homeless youth (increased by 64 from 2012-13)
(Source: 13-14 Survey 5 Federal State Indicator format matched to Student Demographics as of 12-18-14, FDOE)
Would you consider supporting the work of the Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART)?