Our Mission

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, nonprofit leaders and social justice champions. 

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.  


The S4S Impact…

"I’m a part of the SMC Guardian Scholars who referred me to S4S. Without S4S and Bruin Shelter, it's a really scary thought. I just can't imagine where I’d be. I don't have the words to thank you for all the help you have provided. Without all of the supports you have given me I would be in a much worse state. The biggest change in myself that I’ve noticed is I have the strength and optimism now to get my diploma."

— Former S4S resident