The Aniyah C. O'Neal Book Mobile
According to the, National Center on Family Homelessness, approximately "2.5 million children are now homeless each year in America," and the number continues to grow. It is a systemic problem - facing nearly every state, county, and city throughout the US. Between 2013-2014 school year, there were an estimated 1.4 million school aged children not enrolled in US school systems. Although there is no accurate means of measuring the exact number of children not enrolled, it is suspected that the number of homeless children significantly increase this number. In 2015, 1,263,323 homeless students were registered in public schools. As would be expected, a significant number of these children, without a stable environment, struggle to meet academic standards.
To assist in maintaining the educational development of these forgotten children, The Aniyah C. O'Neal Book Mobile project is designed to provide books, learning tools, mentoring, and tutoring to several shelters that house families with children within the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.