It's true. Poverty and homelessness are pervasive within our schools, and our students are not immune. They exist in every city, town, village and hamlet within Frederick County. In School Year 2015-16, homeless students were located in 61 of the 66 schools with Frederick County Public Schools. This issue cuts across all grades and all ethnicities. And the numbers continue to grow each school year.
But with your help and support, we can work to provide these children with the things they need to help them lead normal lives. Things like clothing, and shoes, and food, and the ability to participate in activities like their peers.
Student homelessness isn't going away, but when caring residents of Frederick County unite and align ourselves to helping and supporting these children, wonderful things can happen for us all, and most especially these children in need.