Not sure there is anything that gets me more upset than when I hear about a family kicking a child out because they are gay, yet that’s one of the major causes of youth homelessness in America.
Jaleel is a homeless youth that I met accessing an emergency shelter in Chicago. He says that being homeless is better than the awkward situation of staying with family or friends.
Jaleel is a strong young man with the dream of becoming a social worker who gives back to the community.
Very special thanks to La Casa Norte
This Invisible People road trip is made possible by Sevenly and Virgin Mobile USA, who are partnering to end youth homelessness through Virgin Mobile USA’s initiative, RE*Generation. For more information please click here.