Team members: Neal Burkhead, Jamie Devine, Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, Ashley Lamb, Jack McKenzie, Alvin Pressley, Michael Strange

The 2020 South Carolina State of Homeless Report stated that during the 2018-2019 school year, South Carolina public school districts identified 12,789 enrolled students as experiencing homelessness. The reality is that this number is likely much larger.

In Columbia, “Homeless No More (HNM) is a non-profit organization that believes family homelessness is entirely solvable. HNM continuum of care from emergency services to transitional and affordable housing. HNM keeps each family together and meets family’s needs at the right time with the right services. By providing the support to move each family toward a permanent, self-sufficient solution, we can eradicate family homelessness and help parents and their children achieve lasting independence.”

In 2021, Homeless No More opened its education center geared to expand on their programming for children. Since the opening, their goal is to start a leadership program for students during the summer.

Team Homeless No More will partner with the staff at HNM to host a Summer Leadership Academy designed to empower and educate youth through community-based outreach. Participants will be exposed to various community leaders and educated on building a diverse community, available resources within the community, basic life skills, public speaking, teamwork, leadership, and more.

We will partner with a local non-profit, Youth Corps, whose vision is “to provide effective leadership training and skills to the youth of the Midlands. YC students are encouraged to live a life of influence, to be productive citizens, lifelong learners and take responsibility for their lives, family, and community.”

Each of our team members bring such diverse professional experiences to the table to share with our youth. We will expose them to our individual talents, skills, and careers and share how we support the community and share available resources for them and their families.

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