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High School Seniors Experiencing Housing Instability Receive Special Graduation Send-Off

Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team provides essentials to students in need

June 11, 2021

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART).

Approximately 75 graduating seniors from the Class of 2021, who receive assistance from HEART, participate in a drive-thru celebration where they’re equipped with some of the essentials they will need as they embark on their post-secondary education or military journey.

As seniors prepare for the next stage in their education, HEART teamed up with the Broward Education Foundation, Destination Dorm, Children’s Services Council, The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation and Immanuel Temple Church (a ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church) to ensure these students have what they need to make their dorm rooms and living quarters feel more like home. Each student received dorm room necessities, such as a comforter, pillows, bedsheets, towels, shower basics, storage drawers, a standing lamp and other useful items, in addition to a new laptop computer, a gift card and a congratulatory letter from BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.

HEART provides continuous support to thousands of BCPS students experiencing homelessness, with the goal of removing the barriers that prevent them from enrolling, attending and succeeding in school.


To obtain b-roll and recorded interviews from the drive-thru Senior Send-off held Friday, June 11, at Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center, contact the Office of Communications at





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