MEDFORD, Ore. — A local organization that provides support to homeless youth just received a financial windfall in the form of a $25,000 grant.
The Maslow Project announced on Monday that it received the grant from the Ford Family Foundation for the purpose of a creating a full-time student success advocate position in Josephine County in support of its school-based programs.
"Students in the Grants Pass and Three Rivers School Districts are in need of a Student Success Advocate," Maslow Project said in a statement. "The role of a Student Success Advocate directly impacts the academic success and emotional wellbeing of students experiencing homelessness."
The advocate will provide basic needs and advocacy, in addition to acting as a liaison between the students and schools in hopes of improving graduation rates.
"Maslow Project is grateful to The Ford Family Foundation, and additional funders Cow Creek, Meyer and Miller for the funding of this position allowing us to better support the needs of students in Josephine County," the organization said.