Artwork from Homeless Not Hopeless

The SV Arts Academy students provided artwork in response to monologues written from case studies from homeless youth at Spring Valley High School and Richland School District Two. A few are on display outside the Spring Valley Media Center, others can be viewed at Spring Valley Visual Arts website.

All of the work will be on display throughout the month of December at the Good Life Cafe on Main Street. There will be an opening in conjunction with First Thursdays on Thursday, December 4th. All proceeds of art sales will be donated to the homeless outreach program.

Homelessness Facts: Nationwide & In Your Area
  • There are approximately 1.7 million homeless teens in the US              
  • The average age a teen becomes homeless is 14.7 years.        
  • 39% of the homeless population is young people under 18.
  • In Richland School District Two, 523 students were identified as homeless during the 2013-2014 school year.
  • During the 2006-2007 school year, Richland School District Two identified only 64 students as homeless.
  • 73% of students who are homeless are doubled-up and living with another family.
  • About 33% of students who are identified as homeless were absent 20 or more days of school.