Students 4 Students establishes and promotes collaborative shelters for young people, by young people, to end college homelessness.
Our primary aim is to shelter and support college students experiencing homelessness. We also share our model with colleges, universities, student groups, faith organizations and others wishing to replicate our collaborative approach. Our program empowers students who operate our shelter to become the next generation of philanthropists, non-profit, and community service leaders.
We believe that students should hunger for knowledge, not hunger for food; that students should use their smarts on their books, not on finding a place to sleep. We see hope for strong communities when young people are able to determine their own pursuit of education, not their circumstances.
“I know this is a common feeling all of us residents have, but this place is truly special. There’s really no other place like this. I think it’s amazing that S4S is run by students just like me because there’s an unspoken bond that we can all relate to the same things. And I think that’s important.
—Casey, shelter resident 2017