Sin City Presents Magazine August 2016 Volume 3 Issue 8 - Page 86

High School is tough. You’re trying to figure out what life is about, how to pass that math test, and how to avoid the jerk in gym class. High schools not easy, but it’s damn near impossible when you don’t have a place to sleep at night. In Las Vegas, there are over 6,000 kids that are either homeless or severely disadvantaged.

It’s why Project 150 was created. Their mission is to help homeless and disadvantage high school students in Las Vegas stay in school.

Think couch surfers, living out of a backpack, parents absent or unable to care for them. Many of these kids don’t have the basic necessities that you and I take for granted, clean socks and underwear, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, food, transportation, notebooks, pens, paper. These kids are forced to make the difficult decision to either stay in school and go without, or drop out and get a job in order to take care of themselves.

A future without a high school diploma is not much of a future. If we can get these kids to graduate, their chances of success in life increase exponentially. Project 150 provides these kids free of charge, clothes, food, school supplies, whatever the kids need to make it through. The goal is simple, do whatever it takes to get these kids to graduate. Project 150 is run by an amazing group of dedicated people who currently serve 47 high schools in Las Vegas and 15 high schools in Reno. Check out the video for more on what they do and visit their website for information on how you can help.

Project 150 - High School is Tough Enough


Video produced by Black Raven Films

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Preschool has surprisingly enduring benefits lasting well into adulthood; better jobs, less drug abuse and fewer arrests are among advantages found in the study that tracked more than 1,000 low-income, kids for up to 25 years. Founded in 1955, Variety Early Learning Center is a non-profit, organization that provides quality childcare and services to families in greatest need while parents are employed in the workforce or engaged in goal-directed job training or in crisis recovery. The Center, located in an economically depressed area of West Las Vegas is licensed by the Child Care Licensing Unit to serve 157 children from 6 weeks to 12 years old.


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