New Podcast: Helping Youth Become Advocates

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Screen shot of Lutheran Family Services PSA.NCFY's newest Youth Speak Out podcast features Gina Odom, a youth leader from rural Colorado who has represented her program at national and state conferences. She has also been featured in local televised public service announcements for the Colorado Rural Collaborative, asking people to open their homes to homeless youth.

Gina spoke with NCFY about the process through which the collaborative recognizes, trains and supports their youth advocates. The job includes research, storytelling and public speaking. Gina says of working with homeless and formerly homeless youth, "It’s a really healing and helpful process to reach out and work with others who have so much potential and yet don't realize it."

Listen to Gina's podcast.

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