Champaign Unit 4 School District Homeless Program Receives $10,000

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Champaign- The Champaign Unit 4 School District's Homeless Program received $10,000 Tuesday afternoon. The money comes after the district won the Better Neighborhood Contest sponsored by The Steve Harvey Morning Show and State Farm. 

The district was chosen after Krist Sellee, mother of a student at Centennial High School, submitted an essay into the show. The essay described how the district's homeless program helped her son out while they were homeless. 

""I seen that if we just had a little bit more money, a little more financing, that would help not just me but other families" she said. 

Centennial High School, and Unit 4 District won the first place prize, beating out schools across the country for the top prize. Rushion McDonald, the Executive Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, said they won because it is not an issue they hear about a lot, "It put a face to something we did not realize was out there, homeless high school students, that was a major reason for them to be the winning school."

Champaign United 4 School district currently has 201 students considered to be homeless. 

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