Phoenix Homeless School Runs Out Of Space, Can You Help? | Phoenix, Arizona | ABC 15 Arizona
PHOENIX – Walking the halls of Children First Academy in downtown Phoenix, you’d never know it was once a car dealership.
But that car dealership is now a school for the homeless, and that school has run out of space.
The walls are painted with bright colors, backpacks hang from hooks in the hall and Principal Bob Meko roams the corridors with a friendly look and a firm handshake.
I asked him if it was the toughest job he’s had in the 30 years he’s been an educator.
“It’s a 10, a 10 out of five!” he said with a laugh. “But it’s a good challenge, because what these kids need is love.”
Indeed, many of his 300 plus students at 7th Avenue and Filmore in Phoenix don’t receive a lot of that.
That’s because 97 to 98 percent of the school’s students are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
via ABC 15 Arizona