San Diego area PTA Leaders: Join us May 31 to help support homeless children and youth
With nearly 300,000 California public-school children identified as homeless — including more than 20,000 in San Diego County alone — California State PTA advocates are joining together to support the basic material needs for these vulnerable children and youth.We’re partnering with K to College on Sunday, May 31, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., at the Scottish Rite Event Center to assemble 10,000 school-supply and dental-supply kits for homeless children throughout the region. All PTA members are invited:

San Diego K to College Volunteer Event
Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Scottish Rite Event Center
1895 Camino Del Rio South
Corinthian Room
San Diego, CA 92108

If you would like to register as a group with more than 20 volunteers, please contact eli@ktocollege.org. T-shirts will be provided.

Legislation would make a difference for vulnerable children
And in another joint effort to assist homeless children and youth, California State PTA and K to College are co-sponsoring Senate Bill 636 (Liu), which would establish the Homeless Youth Basic Material Needs Assistance Program. As legislation that addresses the PTA goal of “supporting the needs of vulnerable children,” SB 636 would leverage state funds with matching resources from existing nonprofits to ensure all children and youth identified as homeless in public schools have their basic material needs met so they can attend school on a more equal playing field with their peers.

For more information on SB 636 and other proposed legislation affecting California children and youth, please visit capta.org and sign up for our Sacramento Update advocacy newsletter.

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