Back to School Challenge 2018-07-01T13:58:52+00:00

Give homeless youth a chance to start the school year right by making a donation to Youth On Their Own’s Back to School Challenge!

Going back to school in the fall can be a difficult time for youth experiencing homelessness. Rather than worrying about what to bring to school on the first day, so many students are wondering if they will be able to bring anything at all.

Between now and October 1st, we are collecting heavy-duty backpacks, gift cards, and school supplies at 30 drop-off sites in and around Tucson, including the YOTO office.

Our goal? Provide enough backpacks and school supplies for each of the 1700+ YOTO students who will enroll in our program during the 2018-19 school year.

Both in-kind and financial contributions are greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a financial gift to Youth On Their Own’s Back to School Challenge, click here. A list of participating drop off locations can be found here.

Thank you for helping homeless youth in Pima County succeed!