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Please help us save a child from the streets and give them the ability to overcome their circumstance and reach their potential in life.

Our Mission. To ensure that every child is given the
opportunity to pursue his or her greatest academic,
athletic or artistic potential regardless of circumstance.
Live On enables children between the ages of eight
and 18 who are currently residing in battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, group homes and
children’s homes to participate in academic,
athletic and artistic programs that would otherwise
be unavailable to them.

Tonight approximately 4.5 million children in America will sleep in a Homeless Shelter, Battered Women’s Shelter, Group Home, Transitional Home or Children’s Home. They will be exposed to numerous risks that will jeopardize their future wellbeing. Studies indicate that homeless children are more likely to be victims of physical and sexual abuse, be diagnosed with mental illness, suffer from behavioral and emotional problems, exhibit educational disabilities, and experience emotional stress stemming from separation from a parent. Homelessness influences every facet of a child’s life. The experience of homelessness inhibits the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioral development of children. By the time homeless children reach school age, their homelessness affects their social, physical, and academic lives. Homeless children are not simply at risk; most suffer specific physical, psychological and emotional damage due to the circumstances that accompany homelessness. Studies indicate through programs such as ours, the effects of homelessness can be minimized – maybe even reversed. With early and consistent intervention children can overcome many of the effects of homelessness.

Part of our duty is to heighten public awareness of why programs like ours are long overdue and are imperative to the future of our communities, our cities and our country. Often the children living in Shelters, Rescue Missions, Group Homes and Children's Homes are forgotten by society. Many refer to these kids as "throw away kids." Through our interaction with the children at these alternative residences we have found these children ,while living in adverse circumstances, to be some of the most intelligent, gifted and talented children on the face of the earth. "Throw Aways"? NO. They can be "superstars" when given the opportunity to shine.

Think about it. What if one of these children has the potential to be the next Oprah Winfrey or J.K. Rowling? What if one of them has the athletic ability to be the next Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson or Serena Williams? What if one of them has the brilliance, drive and desire to become President, or to develop the cure for cancer? What are missing by not reaching out to help these children achieve their greatest potential? When we come together to help a children with a broken spirit overcome all obstacles to fulfill their destiny, we are all made better in the process. Better indiviuals create better communities, better cities, a better county and therefore better world.
Please join us in our mission to make certain every child is given the opportunity to fulfill his or her destiny regardless of circumstance by donating your time, talent or monetary gift today. Together we will make a difference in the life of a child.

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