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Boise Students Experiencing Homelessness Have A New Resource This Fall

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Two students walk to their first day of school this week in Utah. Murray City School District opened its doors Monday offering a choice among in-person learning, hybrid instruction and distance learning.


The uncertainty and rapidly changing landscape for kids returning to school is creating a lot of stress and anxiety for families. And providing a place — whether it’s at home or at school — where children can safely thrive educationally and emotionally has never been more challenging. 

But what about families that are unhoused during this pandemic? That makes it almost impossible to get children access to the education they need. 

Two Idaho nonprofits are joining forces to help out this population. Jodi Peterson Stigers is with Boise’s Interfaith Sanctuary, and Scott Curtis is with the Idaho Youth Ranch. Both join Idaho Matters to talk more about what they’re working on. 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.