11/04/2011 10:07 am ET | Updated Jan 04, 2012

Youth Homelessness On The Rise In Chicago

More than 10,000 homeless students are enrolled in Chicago's classrooms this fall, a 16 percent increase over last year and a record high, according to Chicago Public Schools data for September.

The school district's numbers reflect a trend seen by service providers around the city: Chicago's homeless population is becoming younger. More families are living on the street, and the number of homeless youths on their own has grown exponentially.

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