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Project 150 helps homeless teens

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Project 150 helps homeless teens

By Beth Fisher. CREATED Mar 14, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- They started out as a group of friends just helping homeless teens who needed food, clothing and toiletries. Now, they are known as Project 150.

"We couldn't find a place to stay so we were sleeping in the car. Stay at a hotel for a week. Then back in the car for a week."

There are more than 7,000 youth enrolled in the Clark County School District who are living on the streets or in shelters. Teens like Takhalia. "The most difficult part was the sleeping. because we were all bunched up in the car."
 
At one point, Takhalia dropped out of high school -- the obstacles too much to overcome. Project 150 wants to remove those obstacles. Just 2 years old, the nonprofit provides clothes, toiletries, and food to students in 34 high schools. They'd like to help more, but that requires more corporate sponsors and community support.  
 
Patrick Spargur, one of the original founders of Project 150 says, "We need some corporate partners that can write a check to sponsor a closet in one of the schools where we can stock that school with groceries for the school year."
 
Takhalia's a senior in school now. Education is her lifeline to stay permanently off the streets.  To help, head to www.Project150.org.
 

 

Beth Fisher

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Beth Fisher is an anchor for Good Morning Las Vegas and reports on the positive news in Las Vegas.