It’s finally Summer in the Copper Country and (despite not having a bout for this month of June) the Keweenaw Roller Girls have been hard at work. The league has decided to focus our energies on fundraising and community outreach this month. We are excited to announce that at our next bout, on July 9th , KRG will feature Child and Family Services of the U.P.’s “Project HOPE!”
Child and Family Services of the U.P. is a local, non-profit agency based out of Marquette, MI, with offices operating out of several Upper Peninsula counties, including our own Houghton County. They offer a slew of community, family, and homeless prevention based services throughout the region.
Project HOPE is a 90-day prevention program for local homeless and runaway youth. It is designed to provide emergency shelter for said youth, reunification services with their family (if applicable), or assistance in finding other stable living arrangements. Their positive youth development approach focuses on existing strengths, encourages leadership and incorporates community involvement and recreational activities. Project HOPE’s goal is to prevent youth from running away and to end youth homelessness in Houghton County.
Currently, Project HOPE is experiencing a lack of host homes for the emergency shelter component of their program. If you are a caring adult (or know one) who is willing to share their time and home, for up to 21 days per youth, call Jim Boggio to inquire about becoming a HOPE Host Home (906) 281-0937. You can also meet Jim and learn more about Child and Family Services of the U.P. at our next home bout at the Houghton County Arena on July 9 th at 5 p.m.
See ya’ll there!