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Taft High dodgeball team hits target in helping area’s homeless students

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A nine-member team of Taft High 7-12 students hit all the right targets Wednesday to win the Lincoln County School District’s Dodgeball Tournament and help knock out student homelessness.

The tournament was staged to benefit the Homeless Education & Literacy Project (HELP), an LCSD program designed to help homeless students overcome barriers to school attendance and academic success.

The McKinney–Vento Homeless Education Act defines homeless students as those who “lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.” The heart of the McKinney-Vento Act is to provide school stability and equal access to education for students living in unstable living situations.

Homeless Education & Literacy Project (HELP)

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