Our newsletter is an update about the real change YOU are creating through support to Urban Peak Colorado Springs’ mission. I had the privilege about one year ago to step into the role of executive director. Each day since, I have been awed by the compassionate work of staff and volunteers, and by the profound resilience of youth who find Urban Peak.
New energy combined with long-standing, experienced leadership is coming together in Colorado Springs in the cause to end homelessness. While some hesitate to use that phrase, we know ending homelessness is a real possibility for the youth who get involved in Urban Peak’s programs. Our role is to work with young people ages 15 through 24 so that they can get off the street and begin to build the future they see for themselves. In the 14th year of our local mission, the need has never been greater nor our programs more effective.
Some 132 youth received a warm, safe, stable place to stay in our shelter so far this year and our street outreach team has reached nearly 200 additional young people. From the street, to our shelter, to the independent apartment program, youth find care and support to change their lives at Urban Peak Colorado Springs. Please consider making a gift today and keep youth safe and off the street.
Thank you for standing with youth!
Shawna Rae Kemppainen