The Bridge has partnered with Project 150 Reno to help provide for homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students.
Project 150 was inspired by a television news story, December 2011, about 150 homeless students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas. Two locals who grew up and attended school in Las Vegas saw the story and visited the school to verify the report. Within two weeks they rallied donations from friends and colleagues and delivered several truckloads of food and supplies for students. Today, Project 150, a 501 (c) (3), serves over 1900 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged students in 37 Las Vegas high schools and five in Reno in collaboration with like-minded charities and community organizations.
Today, Project 150 Reno’s motto is “High School is Tough Enough”. The nonprofit organization provides basic needs for over 1,100 homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students in Washoe County.
See local news coverage of the Free Teen Shopping Day.
- Channel 2 News: Someone 2 Know: Project 150 Reno
- News 4: Homeless teens go shopping for free through Project 150