Monday, September 20, 2010

Generation Why

  • There are over 1.6 million homeless youth living in America every year (1 in 50 American children)

  • Over 50% of youth in shelters and on the streets report that their parents told them to leave or knew they were leaving and did not care. 

  • 1 in 4 homeless youth come from the foster care system

  • 33% of heterosexual homeless youth have been sexually abused

  • Around 400,000 homeless youth are gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender, in which 58% have been sexually abused

  • 1 in 7 homeless children have moderate to severe heath conditions

  • Less than 1 in 4 homeless children will graduate from high school

  • Every day 12 kids die on the streets of America

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    Thank you for posting these points. Very important and very "telling" information that most people do not realize. It is good what you do!
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