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March 26, 2012

Photograph of Roy Maas youth center.Norman Hicks has devoted his life to helping the homeless, in part because he used to be homeless himself. He talks to NCFY about the two adults that changed his life when he was a teenager.

Length: 3:47 | Size: 3.5 MB | Transcript

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March 02, 2012

Photograph of Forrest Vest, copyright M. Scott Moon Forrest Vest is a formerly homeless 19 year-old who is starting a new foundation with help from a family friend, Debbie Michael. In this podcast, the two explain why youth who know the streets can be powerful advocates for change.

Time: 4:45 | Size: 4.6 MB | Transcript

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February 16, 2012

Start Strong LogoJaquil and Jalisa are two youth leaders for Start Strong Boston who teach middle schoolers to analyze the lyrics in pop songs and think about relationship health.

Time: 4:02 | Size: 3.7 MB | Transcript

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January 23, 2012

Photograph of three teens jumping for joy.Maggie, Garney and Zach all used to be homeless, but they've now all found their own unique ways to stay healthy and happy. In this roundtable discussion, they define and explain well-being, one of the Family and Youth Services Bureau's four outcomes for runaway and homeless youth.

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January 03, 2012

Photograph of Karl Kallgren.Karl Kallgren, director of the Union City Sustained Youth Development Project, talks to NCFY about the highly personalized youth program that has helped teen pregnancy rates drop by 20 percent in this rural Pennsylvania community.

Time: 4:00 | Size: 3.7 MB | Transcript

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December 22, 2011

Photograph of Rachel Lloyd.Rachel Lloyd, founder and CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, or GEMS, in New York, explains why runaway and homeless youth providers are so well-suited to combating sexual trafficking.

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September 13, 2011

Photograph of a teen looking out the window of a van.Meet Maggie, a 19-year-old traveling the country in her van. Refusing the label "homeless," Maggie tells her story and describes her current life. And then street outreach worker Jai Somers explains how programs can support young people in Maggie's situation.

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July 11, 2011

Photograph of two teen men standing together.Three young men discuss how their past experiences as runaway and foster youth inform their current work with the programs that helped them.

Time: 4:41 | Size: 4.3 MB | Transcript

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June 09, 2011

Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership logo, showing spotlights and the Hollywood sign.Dr. Nik Stefanidis has been working with traumatized youth for years. He recently co-authored Trauma Informed Consequences for Homeless Youth, which distills his research on the subject. He talked with NCFY about the report.

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May 24, 2011

YYouth Emergency Services logo, the word "YES"outh Emergency Services and Subia, Inc., a Subway restaurant franchise, have been collaborating for years to help Omaha, NE's homeless youth. In this podcast, they talk about the benefits and origins of their unique relationship.

Time: 3:56 | Size: 3.6 MB | Transcript

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