$10 Donation to Help Fund GED Tests for Homeless Young People

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Donations help to provide GED testing for four young people experiencing homelessness

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The Issue: GED Completion for Young People Who Are Homeless

Homelessness presents significant barriers to finishing high school or completing a GED. Furthermore, according to research performed by the GED Testing Service, individuals who receive GED credentials earn, on average, $115 more per week than those without a GED or high-school diploma, and they are more likely to obtain full-time employment.

The Campaign: Covering the Cost of GED Testing

If this Grassroots campaign raises $500, then YouthLink can cover GED testing fees for four young people experiencing homelessness. Each additional $125 raised will provide a GED test for another young person.

YouthLink

YouthLink provides a safe and supportive refuge for young people who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. YouthLink is also the host site for the Youth Opportunity Center, uniting community partners who provide services to homeless young people under one roof with the aim to provide a comprehensive array of services and to make them more accessible for people who do not possess the resources to support mobility. Clients can come to YouthLink to satisfy their immediate needs—with a hot meal, a shower, and clean clothes—or to address larger issues with its intervention services. An onsite medical clinic helps youth access health-care services including STD and pregnancy testing, birth control, immunizations, and mental-health counseling. Additionally, YouthLink helps its clients succeed in school by offering intensive case management for students enrolled in Minneapolis public schools, GED tutoring, and an independent-living skills program.


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YouthLink

YouthLink provides a safe and supportive refuge for young people who are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless. YouthLink is also the host site for the Youth Opportunity Center, uniting community partners who provide services to homeless young people under one roof with the aim to provide a comprehensive array of services and to make them more accessible for people who do not possess the resources to support mobility. Clients can come to YouthLink to satisfy their immediate needs—with a hot meal, a shower, and clean clothes—or to address larger issues with its intervention services. An onsite medical clinic helps youth access health-care services including STD and pregnancy testing, birth control, immunizations, and mental-health counseling. Additionally, YouthLink helps its clients succeed in school by offering intensive case management for students enrolled in Minneapolis public schools, GED tutoring, and an independent-living skills program.

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    YouthLink MN

    41 N 12th St.

    Minneapolis, MN 55403

    +16122521200

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