Thursday, June 24, 2010

SUFK Worcester Welcomes a New Co-Executive Director

We are pleased to announce Liz Burrows, Assistant Executive Director, has stepped up to the position of Co-Executive Director for StandUp For Kids - Worcester. Liz has maintained the program budget for the last six months and also led the effort to establish a Backpack Outreach Program within the Worcester School System. We are excited to have her serving as our direct contact with the StandUp For Kids National Office!

2nd Annual Worcester Talent Showcase in the Works!
In April, we held our 1st Annual Worcester Talent Showcase event with performances from some fine local talent (poets, musicians, and dancers). We held this event as the kick off to our 24 Hours on the Street event. As it takes a good deal of time and effort, we have both decided to hold it separate from our 24 Hours on the Street event and begin the planning process this summer. The event will be held sometime in January 2011. We'll keep you posted on the details. Any entertainers interested in participating in the event can contact

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Outreach Stats for May 2010

How many kids did we provide outreach services to in May 2010?

Good question! Here's the stats:

We assisted 11 regular kids.
We assisted 65 new kids.
We provided 12 kids with meals.

Many of these kids ask about other services. We always provide them with a brochure of local services, including food pantries, overnight shelters, and important hotlines. Our counselors act as liaisons between these kids and the local services within the Worcester community.

Do you know where you can get a free meal? Free health care? An overnight bed?


Neither do most of our kids.

Join our outreach program. Contact for details on the next information session.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The SUFK - Worcester Spring Newsletter is Here!

Read all about our latest accomplishments and upcoming events!

StandUp For Kids - Worcester Spring 2010 Newsletter (PDF)

Have questions about our program? Curious to find out more. Email us at

Chalk on the Streets: This Saturday!
Come draw with us at the Downtown Common this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. We'll be in front of City Hall. Look for us in the purple shirts!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Check out the updated StandUp For Kids website

The National Site Gets Jazzed Up
The National StandUp For Kids website has been redesigned. Check out the changes at Feel free to e-mail us with your thoughts on it. We'd love to hear from you all.

Also, check out our program site. We are currently redesigning it and revamping the content: Plus note that our program site URL has changed (if you have it saved as a favorite, don't forget to change it).

Help Needed: Our Outreach Drop-in Center
The Worcester program has a great outreach drop-in center we run on Saturday afternoons (12:00 to 4:00). Lately, we've had trouble covering all four hours and could really use some extra outreach counselors. If you are available on Saturday afternoons and want to help youth within your community build their life skills, please contact us at