“This is really about homeless youth, it’s in our strategic plan to reduce poverty in Topeka and we have to do something," USD 501 Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson said.
Topeka Public Schools is partnering with the Topeka Rescue Mission, City of Topeka, and other community agencies for the Impact Avenues program.
Impact Avenues is a new program created to help students and their families with obtaining stable housing. The program plans to reduce student poverty by more than 50 percent in three years.
“Ultimately our role is to empower families and our role as a partner is going to be a key player in breaking the generational cycle of poverty and reducing homelessness in the city of Topeka," Dr. Anderson said.
It is estimated more than 600 students in Shawnee County are impacted by homelessness.
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