Homeless students get 2170 pairs of shoes

Homeless students in Kansas City Public Schools will be getting new shoes.

The school district, in fact, has received more than 2,170 pairs of athletic shoes to support students in its homeless/transitional support program.

The shoes come from the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve (FOCUS) North America, through a program designed to ensure children affected by homelessness and poverty have comfortable, properly-fitting shoes and are able to attend school.

The Kansas City district applied for the grant to support its more than 1,000 homeless or transitional students (those without a permanent home), according to a district press release.

“The KCPS team is grateful for this generous donation of shoes to our transitional students,” said Superintendent R. Stephen Green. “Those young people often face a difficult road to a good education, and this gift will remove a simple yet significant barrier. As we have said time and time again, when our school system aligns with great partners, we can take bona fide steps to increase student achievement.”


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