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Young, Homeless and Invisible

By Steve Majors Feb. 12, 2015

Terrance Ross of the Atlantic has written about an upcoming documentary that "reveals the important role schools and teachers play in keeping some teens off the streets.The Homestretch aims to challenge stereotypes about youth homelessness and demonstrates the complexity of the issue—a problem that's often hidden from the public eye."

Ross talks to several youth advocates about the issue including Communities In Schools President Daniel Cardinali who explains the value of CIS site coordinators who are "trained to identify and address homelessness, theoretically taking some of the onus off of classroom educators."

According to Cardinali, "Teachers are with the kids all day, but they are not trained to understand what's going on, and they are dealing with 30 other students. We don't think it should be left to chance. When schools are places of holistic support, we have a really good chance of catching kids when they are in distress. You have a much higher probability of getting to a problem before it becomes really disastrous."

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