Ride for a Reason WHO IS PUTTING THIS RIDE ON? WHO IS BENEFITTING? SHIP (Student’s Homeless Initiative Partnership of Frederick County) provides relief and support to the hundreds of Frederick County youth who experience homelessness each year. Working in tandem with Frederick County Public Schools and human service agencies, we are strictly focused on providing for these children in need. Poverty and youth homelessness are pervasive within America, and our Frederick’s young people are not immune. They exist in every city, town, village and hamlet within Frederick County. In School Year 2018-19, homeless students were located in 61 of the 66 county schools. This issue cuts across all grades and all ethnicities. And the numbers continue to grow each school year. With your help and support, we can work to provide these children with the things they need to help them lead normal lives. Things like clothing, and shoes, and food, and the ability to participate in activities like their peers. Youth homelessness isn’t going away, but when caring cyclists unite with the residents of Frederick County, and align ourselves to helping and supporting these children, wonderful things can happen for us all – especially for these children in need. Click here to learn more about SHIP’s mission, and how we help. Click here to view SHIP’s Facebook page, and to become a “SHIPmate”.