Wildcats for H.O.M.E.S. will be offering students the opportunity to volunteer with the facilitation of Lexington Rescue Mission’s Re-entry Program classes in the Fayette County Detention Center. This partnership allows students to build relationships with people who are incarcerated, to share knowledge and skills as college students who are also preparing to transition into the workforce, and to learn more about the process of re-entry for returning citizens. The program takes place in a classroom at the Fayette County Detention Center, one evening per week over the course of 12 weeks.
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Wildcats for H.O.M.E.S. is sponsoring a mentorship between University of Kentucky students and 1st through 5th grade Fayette County Public School students. Through meaningful friendships and academic tutoring, UK students hope to encourage their mentees to be the best they can be. UK students will learn what factors can affect learning in children and expand their understanding of what hunger and homelessness can look like. This program is starting with 12 mentors volunteering once a week and will hopefully expand in the fall to provide more support and education for all students involved.
A night without a home is a very unique experience planned for the spring semester where attendees will spend the night outside on the University of Kentucky’s campus. It’ll provide an idea of what people every day experience living “without a home.” There will be guest speakers who will provide an even better insight on just what day to day life is like and the means of what people must do on a daily basis. It is a truly eye opening experience and will help students better understand the homeless situation within our community.
2017 NHHAW Schedule of Events
Saturday, November 11: Day of Service, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., UK Athletics Auditorium
Monday, November 13: Mental Health panel, 6:30 p.m., Woodward Hall (Gatton room 307)
Tuesday, November 14: Gathering at the Table, 5:30 p.m., Food Connection (The 90)
Wednesday, November 15: Oxfam Hunger Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Patterson Hall Room 218/219
Friday, November 17: Thanksgiving Basket Drive, donations due at 5 p.m. in Blazer room 361
*More specific dates and times will be announced closer to date. Event details are subject to change.
Welcome to Wildcats for Housing, Opportunity, Mentorship, Employment, and Services (H.O.M.E.S.)! Our mission is to provide structured experiences, in part by developing sustainable campus and community partnerships, that motivate students to learn about, think through, and take action against homelessness.