Contrary to public perceptions, many became homeless due to factors beyond their control - recession, natural disasters, or divorce. 40% of Austin’s homeless population are women and children, and the average age of a homeless person is 7. Self-worth plays a determining role between the temporarily and chronically homeless.
HourSchool is a platform for peer-learning and teaching, using classes as a structured, social, and accessible way for individuals to share their skills and passion. We set up tools to encourage and empower people to teach, especially ones who have never seen themselves as teachers. We believe teaching increases self-worth.