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Homeless Youth

Telling It Like It Is

Carey Fuller | Posted 04.01.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

If there's one thing I've learned about the topic of homelessness, it's that everybody has a perception about it. Some are based on facts, but sadly, ...

Teen Impact: Finalist #10

Zachary Bonner | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Zachary Bonner

I have walked across the country on this mission, visiting shelters, sleeping on the streets, and donating backpacks filled with school supplies. Our children need help to find homes.

Dear Te-Erika Patterson

Carey Fuller | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

I just read Te-Erika Patterson's post about the "Rebuild your life project" and although I commend her efforts to "demystify" homelessness I wanted to share with everyone just how non-mysterious homelessness actually is.

Homeless N.Y. Science Whiz Receives $50,000 Scholarship

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. -- The accolades continue for a homeless New York teen who's a semifinalist in a prestigious national science contest. Brentwood High...

Homeless Teen Honored In Prestigious Science Competition

AP | Frank Eltman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home

By Associated Press BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a Long Island shelter for several days when they got ...

What's The First Thing LA Homeless Teens Spend Money On?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles

What's the first thing homeless youth in Los Angeles spend their money on? Food, shelter, clothes? No, a cell phone. According to a USC study publi...

New Law Could Help Foster Kids Stay Off Streets

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.22.2011 | Detroit

New legislation signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday raises the age of children participating in state foster care programs from 18 to 21. That...

WATCH: Homeless LGBT Youth Issues Emphasized In New Clip

Posted 11.22.2011 | Gay Voices

The rising rate of homelessness among New York's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth is examined as part of "A Day In Our Shoes," a ne...

Educating and Nurturing Homeless Students

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Teachers are the first line of defense but we all have to pitch in and do what we can to ensure that all of our country's children have the chance to lead happy, healthy lives.

LGBT Youth Shelter Faces Licensing Problems

The New York Times | STEVEN W. THRASHER | Posted 01.06.2012 | Gay Voices

HARD by the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel, on one of the last ungentrified blocks of Midtown Manhattan, Metropolitan Community Church sits sandwiched be...

Youth Homelessness On The Rise In Chicago

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 01.04.2012 | 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 t...

Are Your Criticisms Based on Facts?

Carey Fuller | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Carey Fuller

For you homeless parents out there doing the best you can to survive, ignore negative people because the only thing they'll do is invalidate you as a human being.

Will the LGBT Community Protect Our Homeless Youth?

Carl Siciliano | Posted 12.24.2011 | Gay Voices
Carl Siciliano

While there has recently been widespread response to the epidemic of bullying against LGBT youth in schools, there has been a tragic lack of response to the epidemic of youth being thrown out of their homes by homophobic parents.

Kids and Cameras: A Winning Pair

Cub Online, Lawrence Central High School Newspaper | Molly Liss | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

For Laurence Central High School senior Melissa MacNeur, Tuesdays aren’t just another day of the week. With a little time and some disposable camera...

REACH to Invest in the Lives of America's Foster Youth

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Paul Heroux

Currently, there are about half a million children residing in foster care within the United States. There are approximately 300,000 young adults, ages 18 to 25, who have spent at least one year in foster care. This is reason for concern.

Boystown Variety Show Benefits Homeless Youth

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

When a series of violent crimes took place in Chicago's Boystown, or East Lakeview, neighborhood earlier this summer, discussions of public safety qui...

Being Practical in Creating Change

Diana Mao | Posted 10.03.2011 | Impact
Diana Mao

Two men, Jonathan Walton and Max Lyons are working to break the misconception that the homeless are lazy, crazy, and harmful drug addicts.

Homelessness Policy: Time for Another Paradigm Shift

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

The McKinney-Vento Act was the first major federal legislation addressing homelessness. And while it remains critically important, it's time for a new approach.

'When You Don't Really Have Anything, You Just Don't Care'

| Posted 09.21.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joshua Emerson Smith This fall, Makayla Vigil will be a sophomore at Pleasant Valley H...

Homelessness in Canada and America: A Road Trip

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.05.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When communities rally around the homeless, miracles happen. And it looks like Canada and the U.S. are going to rally.

Sen. Kerry Introduces Bill To Help LGBT Youths In Foster Care

Posted 07.14.2011 | Impact

This week, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) introduced the Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act to protect children in foster care from ending up o...

LISTEN: A Report On Homeless Youth In Chicago

Gapers Block | Posted 07.13.2011 | Chicago

On any given night there's an estimated 2,000 homeless youth on Chicagoland streets, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago report in 2005. ...

WATCH: With No Place To Turn, Homeless Youth Get A Place Of Their Own

Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact

For young adults in Baltimore who age out of foster care or find themselves bouncing from one place to another, there's finally a place they can call ...

Ph.D Student Turned Advocate Stands Up For Homeless Youth

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.19.2011 | Impact

Thirteen kids die on the street every day. This is the central tenet that inspires StandUp For Kids, an organization dedicated to youth homelessnes...

Should Homeless 19-Year-Olds Be Allowed in Foster Care?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Last month, state Rep. J. Paul Brown (R-Ignacio) took heat for standing alone in a 64-to-1 vote against a bill that would allow homeless youth shelters to temporarily house youth ages 11 to 21.