Did you know that more than 1.3 million children are homeless at some time each year?
Or that teens between the ages of 12 and 17 are at more risk of becoming homeless than adults?
The issue of homelessness among teens is as widespread as it is widely ignored. Join Ujamaa this month in raising awareness of teen homelessness in America, and more specifically in our own Connecticut: in the 2008-2009 school year, the National Center for Homeless Education reported 2,387 homeless youths in Connecticut.
Join us this WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM in JUDD116 for a conversation about the issue of teen homelessness with Monica Brase, a teacher at Hartford’s Classical Magnet School who has worked extensively to raise awareness, and to facilitate support for students at her school who have faced homelessness at some point in their lives. (Her research, which you can read more about here, found that 13% of the school’s students have been homeless.)
- What: Discussion on Teen Homelessness with Monica Brase
- When: Wednesday, February 15; 5:00 – 6:00 PM
- Where: JUDD116