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High School is Tough Enough

by Ariel Spicer

Project 150 provides support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students so they can remain in school, graduate, and build a bright future. There are more than  6,000 displaced and disadvantaged high school students at 58 high schools in the Clark County School District. There are 3,300 registered homeless and 3,100 non-registered homeless high school aged students in Southern Nevada. 

The sock drive is an annual tradition for Wynn Las Vegas - for each pair donated, the company matches $1 per sock pair. Employees are granted one hour of volunteer time for participating; this sock drive is also open to vendors and attendees of the IMEX trade show. This year, the sock drive was during the month of November. A total of 22,291 pairs of socks were collected, of which 6,000 were collected from IMEX attendees.

Project 150 believes that "High School is Tough Enough" and their programs include:

  • Food Distribution Program
    • Weekly delivery (directly to high schools) of food, hygiene items, and school local area high schools
  • Betty's Boutique
    • Boutique featuring like-new clothing, shoes, and accessories for high school students. Additional food, hygiene products, and school supplies are available. Students with a high school ID can shop for FREE once per month.
  • Academic & Resource Room
    • FREE life skills and education workshops available to students and their families. Some classes include; financial literacy, English as a second language, preparing for college, motivation, preparing for the workforce, etc.

To learn more about Project 150, visit