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Record Number: 13485
Displayed from: Feb 03, 2016 , until: Feb 28, 2016

Northrop and North Side high schools and Portage Middle School are participating in a Jeans for Teens drive to collect jeans for homeless teens. Jeans are the most-often requested item by homeless teens because they are durable and provide a sense of normalcy.

The project is part of, a national organization for young people interested in social change. Participating schools have a chance to win up to $3,000, and student participants can win a $5,000 scholarship.

The drive at each school is already under way and will wrap up later this month. Northrop will collect jeans through Feb. 19. North Side and Portage will collect jeans through Feb. 26.

Donations of new or gently used jeans can be dropped off at:

  • North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd.
  • Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road
  • Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor St.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.