On Thursday, November 20th, Defensive End Zach Kerr teamed up with Outreach, Inc. to host a Thanksgiving dinner for local, homeless teens.
Over 100 young people from greater Indianapolis came to enjoy the holiday meal with friends and mentors.
Kerr addressed the attendees and shared his own struggles with homelessness growing up. He reminded the teens to remain thankful for what they do have and to always make the most out of every opportunity. Kerr then helped serve a freshly prepared Thanksgiving meal alongside other volunteers. Throughout the evening, the young adults got a chance to talk to Kerr, get his advice and snap photos. "Partnering with Outreach, Inc. has given me the opportunity to give back to the youth in our community that I can really identify with," Kerr said. "I'm so grateful to be in a position to give my time and share my own experiences with teens that are trying to do better for themselves."
Outreach Inc. is an organization that reaches out to homeless and at-risk youth with compassion. Outreach provides street outreach, a drop-in center, holistic social services, case management and emergency referral services. The organization works closely with local churches and the community to minister to teens and young adults to help them get out of a life on the streets.