Monday, June 16, 2014

Nonprofit Outreach helps homeless teens celebrate graduation

Nonprofit Outreach helps homeless teens celebrate graduation: Jones is one of 25 homeless or formerly homeless seniors who received help from the faith-based organization this past year to enable them to earn their high school diploma or GED. The organization provides necessities and services, such as food, clothing, transportation, tutoring, textbooks — even fancy duds for prom and caps and gowns for graduation — for more than 400 homeless young men and women aged 14-24 each year, according to its website.

The graduating students and Outreach employees gathered at an open house graduation party Saturday at Post Road Christian Church on Indianapolis' Far Eastside. Local companies, organizations and residents donated goods and services for graduation gifts for the youths.

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