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JOIN US ONSeptember 4-13, 2020

Knowledge is key in empowering you to make a difference.


Each day of the event (Friday, Sep. 4 to Sunday Sep. 13) will feature educational content about the hardships homeless youth face and how we combat youth homelessness. We want to show you how the money you raise is being put to work and teach you and your family about youth homelessness in Iowa.


  • Sign up to have a brief 30-minute zoom welcome call with the Director of Iowa Homeless Youth Centers to ask questions and learn http://mail to:bwilladsen@yss.orgmore
  • Read our daily update newsletters and try an at-home “eye opener” educational activity to get you started


Educational videos on a range of topics including:

  • A Safe Space: Youth Opportunity Center
  • Feeding Those In Need: IHYC Meal Program
  • A New Start: Transitional and Rapid Rehousing
  • Mental Health – overcoming trauma
  • Growing Opportunity Into Success: Rooftop Gardens Workforce Training Program
  • The Tools for Tomorrow: Post-Secondary Education Retention Program

“Eye Opener” educational activities

  • build a grab and go bag in the case you had to gather all your possessions
  • map out a trip on the bus
  • learn about grocery shopping on food stamps