"In this time of uncertainty, our youth are more at risk than ever before. PSI World has always believed that the youth are the future. Every time we reach out to those in need, we shine a light and serve as a beacon of hope and possibility," stated J.C. Willhite, the co-founder of PSI World.
CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (PRWEB) May 24, 2020
The Covid19 world Pandemic is hitting hard to those most at risk in impoverished communities around the world. Many of those affected are US children in low-income areas and youth living on the streets, which are endangered and more vulnerable at this time.
With widespread school closures, it is estimated over 30 million US youth may go without food. Some of the most high-risk youth are left vulnerable to include youth who are homeless and those involved in foster care and juvenile systems. None of these youth will receive a stimulus check of assistance. Calls to the hotlines for youth from ages 12- 24 has risen over 227 percent.
Several organizations and individuals such as the Boys and Girls Club, Covenant House, Blessings in a Backpack, Meals on Wheels, PSI World, Mark Wahlberg, Ellen DeGeneres, and Alicia Keys have supported awareness and the needs of high-risk youth and individuals in our communities.
"In this time of uncertainty, our youth are more at risk than ever before. PSI World has always believed that the youth are the future. Every time we reach out to another who is in need, we shine a light and serve as a beacon of hope and possibility. Our vision has always been to empower youth and individuals to become active contributors to the positive change we wish to see in the world." Stated J.C. Willhite, the co-founder of PSI World.
PSI World is a multiple award-winning nonprofit 501c3. It has been serving at-risk individuals, families, and children in need for over 46 years nationally and abroad. PSI Worlds' history of community service has resulted in over 250k plus families served. PSI World was founded in nineteen seventy-four with the vision and purpose of uniting people to make a difference toward world peace. With the belief, one person can impact many, and people united can change the world.
PSI World has supported and partnered to end child sex trafficking, built homeless shelters, dispensed food for those in need, created libraries, senior centers, domestic violence safe houses, and assisted dozens of schools in impoverished communities in various ways. PSI World has provided educational training to prisons, high-risk youth prevention programs, and even recently contributing homes for free safe housing for abused teens. Beyond that, PSI World has also held a yearly program named Camp Choice, a high-risk youth program supporting the empowerment of youth to create positive change for themselves and their communities by realizing the power of choice, responsibility, and their effectiveness as positive leaders. PSI's Camp Choice program teamed up in partnership with the SFPD and the SF 49ers to assist these most at-risk children. To find to more about PSI WORLD go to: PSIWORLD.ORG