Check out the videos and classroom materials to help you share exciting ways your students can be part of the solution to homelessness.
Student Educational Materials
The Homeless Trust is proud to provide the community with relevant education tools about homelessness that can be used by teachers, civic groups or students. Below are links to curriculum for classrooms, as well as videos that cover the gamut of topics - from ending veteran homelessness, to Homeless Awareness Day activities. Homelessness is a solvable problem, and with your help, we can make a difference.
- Student Brochure - Project Homeless Awareness (1.8 MB)
- Homeless Education Curriculum - Sensitivity Awareness and Prevention
Homeless Awareness Day
Enter the Homeless Sensitivity Poster and Essay Contest and have a chance to win a $175 gift card
The poster and essay contests were created in Norris Gaynor honor. He was assaulted and murdered by three inebriated teenagers while sleeping on the streets.
The poster and essay contests are open to students to help educate them about homelessness, prevent future acts of violence against individuals living on the street, and to lay the foundation for a more compassionate community.
The poster contest is open to Elementary and Middle School students. The poster should reflect the importance of how your community can join together in breaking the cycle of homelessness for individuals. While adult supervision is welcome, posters must be the vision and original creation of the student.
The essay contest is open to High School Students. The purpose of the contest is to engage high school students’ perceptions of homelessness and think about how they can encourage others to create real change in the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
Posters can be dropped off in the Project UP-START office, located at the Lindsey Hopkins Technical School - 750 NW 20 Street, Room G-154 Miami, FL 33127 by the deadline 5 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019.
Essays MUST be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline 5 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019.
Be sure to read the flyer for all details and requirements of the contest.
If there is a tool you need for a presentation or discussion that isn’t on this page, please email Dani.Guerrero@themnetwork.com and she will be happy to assist you.
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