Support the UNLV HOPE Scholars Program
Thank you too all donors for your generosity in helping the UNLV HOPE Scholars Project. Your support will help us provide housing and academic support for our scholars. From all of us on the UNLV HOPE Scholars Committee, Thank You!
For more information or to support HOPE Scholars, please contact Richard Clark at email@example.com.
UNLV HOPE Scholars Program
Currently, Clark County has approximately 12,000 unaccompanied and/or homeless youth. Of this number, nearly 2,400 are in high school with 700 of those being high school seniors. Many of these students, who are eligible to attend college, continue to fall through the cracks of a system that is not well-equipped to provide immediate and long-term assistance. Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (UHY) 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 parent’s lack of employment leading to hunger, no health care, and/or little to no personal items such as hair products, clothes, school supplies, etc. Even as these students graduate from high school and are eligible to attend college in the fall, the interim summer proves to be a major challenge with no place to live and no way to prepare for a college environment.
The UNLV HOPE Scholars Program is a partnership between Title I HOPE of the Clark County School District, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The program is specifically designed to assist graduating seniors who qualify as Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in Clark County, NV, secure year round housing, academic and financial support while attending UNLV.
Please help us support Unaccompanied Homeless Youth achieve the dream of a college education.
For more information about the UNLV HOPE Scholars Program, contact Richard Clark, Executive Director for Housing, Campus Life Technology, and Student Affairs Maintenance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-895-1469.