Duquesne Students to Take a Stand for Homeless Children in Allegheny County
Duquesne University student volunteers will stand silently on campus on Wednesday, March 30, from 3:50 to 4:05 p.m. to raise awareness for children experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County.
These student-volunteer “statues,” representing often-invisible homeless children, will line the walkway with a child’s “face” in front of their own for 875 seconds—the equivalent of 15 minutes—at the change of classes.
About 875 children, on any given day, use services in Allegheny County for the homeless, according to the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, a collaborator in this service-learning project with Dr. Charles Don Keyes in the philosophy department.
Students will hand out candy and pens, along with information about the local homeless issue, to make people on campus more aware of this situation in Pittsburgh.
The Face book group Dukes for Homeless Children is working with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund on this issue, which includes educational rights.