Street School set to begin 19th year, needs help with student lunches

Street School set to begin 19th year, needs help with student lunches
August 24
13:11 2022

The Winston-Salem Street School (WSSS) is set to begin its 19th year of serving at-risk high school students in our community, but needs a little help. On Monday, Aug. 22, WSSS will open its doors to a record number of students. The unique program that offers alternative educational options has experienced a tremendous growth over the last  few years and expects to start the year at full capacity of 60 high school students and 30 adult online program students. Being a private school that charges no tuition and receives no state or federal operational funding, the Street School relies on contributions and support from individuals, businesses, churches, and foundations to provide opportunities for students to earn an accredited diploma.   

The Street School also depends on the generosity of many to provide lunch for its students during the school day. Over the last few years, civic groups, the faith community, and area businesses have stepped up to make sure the program’s students have a delicious, filling meal to help get them through the day. Unfortunately, sign-ups to cover meals for the upcoming year have been a little slow. The Street School is hopeful that the community will once again show up in a big way to make sure that the lunch schedule is filled every day. The school asks that volunteers plan to serve 60 students. There is an option to provide and serve or just provide the meals. The sign-up process is simple and all details can be found here:

The Winston-Salem Street School is a private, nonprofit school that serves high school students in Forsyth County that have not found success in the public school environment. The reasons are many: behavioral, mental health and anxiety, bullying, becoming teen parents, poverty, broken homes and families. This population of students are welcomed at the Street School and given a second chance at earning their high school diploma and a “road to hope” for a brighter future. Since 2004, nearly 300 students have not only graduated from the Street School, but have received support with food and necessities, counseling, legal support, and help with preparation for life after high school, such as furthering their education and career readiness skills. The program had 28 graduates this past May, its largest class ever!

For more information and to learn more about the Street School or to see how you can become involved, call 336-721-1110 or visit

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