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.
Learn more about the Lexington Rescue Mission at:
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.
Saturday, April 14 7 p.m. – Sunday, April 15 7 a.m.
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.
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.
We are looking for passionate, committed students to apply for next year’s Executive Team! If you are a UK student, have a passion for making the world a better place, and stand against homelessness, find more information and the application can be found at the link below!
Community Event Calendar
- Lexington Community Bus Tour: Friday, April 27 from 10 .a.m to 4 p.m. (lunch included); departing from the Lexmark Room in the Main Building. Event is open to UK faculty, students, and staff and is free including lunch. Seats are limited.