When the Davis Education Foundation asked to make a presentation to the City's Health and Wellness committee and explained the Teen Center concept, we knew it was a great match for our Liberty Fest events and a chance for our community to rally around this great cause.
Many of us are completely unaware, but the Davis County community has a quiet but pervasive problem affecting our youth population: HOMELESSNESS.
There are more than 1,200 children classified as homeless in Davis School District. The goal of the Davis Education foundation is to remove barriers for these students by providing them with a safe place to shower, do laundry, study, and access resources. The first teen center is now open at Clearfield High, where 50-60 students stop in each day. Seven more centers will open at Woods Cross, Layton, Northridge, Mountain High, Renaissance Academy, Viewmont, and Syracuse. These centers are completely supported by the community, and you can help!
This quick 4-minute video, based on true events, is well worth your time: WATCH VIDEO