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Homeless Young People

An Open Letter to a Rising Star

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

While J. Lo wiped away her tears on national television, and I did the same with more privacy, I wanted to praise you, thank you, and shout from the rooftops about you.

Homeless Kids Hurt by For-Profit Colleges

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

As a result of their aggressive recruiting and their low investment in actual education, for-profit schools saw more than half of the students enrolled in 2008 leave within a median of four months, without a degree or certification, just troublesome debt.

We Need to Protect Kids from Porn

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

No small person should be let loose on this earth without a guardian angel. Most of us have them, human ones, in the shape of moms, dads, grandparents, or other people who believe wholeheartedly that we need to be kept safe when we are children.

Stars Under the Stars for Homeless Kids

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Next week on August 19, more than 50 Broadway stars, composers and directors will meet with homeless youth at Covenant House in New York City, then lie down on a sidewalk and sleep overnight on a small patch of concrete near the Lincoln Tunnel.

Being Homeless Shouldn't Be Fatal

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

The death of a homeless youth always leads me to look inward and think of what might have been, how strong and energetic that life could have been given the right circumstances.

When Those Who Have Nothing Give Back

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

Soon, people all around the country will learn what we at Covenant House have known for 40 years -- that our kids are good kids, despite all the efforts of abusive parents, negligent institutions, and crushing poverty to turn them bitter.