Imagine the difficulty of trying to learn while homeless, or hungry, or cold.

S.A.F.E. (Student Aid Fund for Emergencies) has a very simple and far-reaching goal, to provide emergency funds for students on the edge of disaster. The S.A.F.E. program provides for things like school supplies, doctor visits, shoes, class fees, counseling and groceries – basic needs to keep kids in school.

Students qualify for funds based on economic need and it is running at every school in the Boise School District. Counselors and social workers work with a team who assesses need, looks at all community resources and responds to a student’s specific need.

Since its inception, S.A.F.E. has raised more than $200,000 to help keep more than 5000 children in school.