New From NCFY: Moving Runaway and Homeless Youth Closer to Self-Sufficiency

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Photograph of a young person talking on the phone and giving the thumbs up gesture.In a new issue of our quarterly periodical for youth workers, The Exchange, we focus on ways to improve self-sufficiency for runaway and homeless youth. First, we hear from a group of youth workers about the biggest barriers to formerly homeless young people's independence and how they can be overcome. Next, we learn how formerly homeless youth can market their "street skills" as valuable job skills. And last, we look at some different ways to prepare youth for college--potentially the greatest single step they can take to attain permanent self-sufficiency.

This issue is last in a series on FYSB's four outcomes for runaway and homeless youth. Past issues have dealt with well-being, permanent connections and safety.

Read "Focusing on Outcomes for Youth: Self-Sufficiency."

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