LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - A group of Lawton High students are doing what they can to raise awareness for area homeless students.
Thursday afternoon, the LHS Key Club held their Tree Ribbon ceremony, the latest in their week of awareness-raising activities.
The students are bringing attention to the hundreds of homeless students in the Lawton Public Schools area— and the program that lends them financial support.
The McKinney-Vento program reaches out to homeless students and lends them funds for school supplies.
It’s a cause the Key Club President Matt Meaders is grateful to support.
"It's a pretty big problem, and it doesn't get a lot of attention, and that's what we're here for -- to raise attention for this problem and hope we can resolve it.">
There are about 800 homeless students in the LPS system - with 150 of them registered with the McKinney-Vento program.
This is the third year the Key Club has raised awareness for this issue.