A nonprofit charity since May of 2015, SHIP provides urgent services and support to the hundreds of Frederick County Public School students experiencing homelessness each year. Working with FCPS personnel system-wide and our SHIPmates, now totaling over 3,600 residents from across the county, SHIP supplies food, new clothing, funding for enrichment activities, and when no other options exist, emergency shelter. Seeking to be a part of the overall solution for these children, SHIP in 2016 created New Horizons Frederick, an annual summer program that provides academic tutoring and part-time jobs to local homeless high school students. The second annual program just concluded with 38 students graduating from two area schools. Beginning with the upcoming school year, New Horizons will expand year-round and connect students to existing community services and programs to help them earn a high school diploma and break the cycle of poverty.

Ed Hinde
Homeless Kid Crisis

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