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Flashpoint: The hidden faces of teen homelessness in Philadelphia

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This week, Flashpoint tackles a topic that is sadly and often overlooked: teenage homelessness. We break down the number of homeless students in this city who are often undercounted both locally and nationally and what needs to be done to accurately count these teens. Porsha Burton, the community na
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This week, Flashpoint tackles a topic that is sadly and often overlooked: teenage homelessness. We break down the number of homeless students in this city who are often undercounted both locally and nationally and what needs to be done to accurately count these teens. Porsha Burton, the community navigator of Youth Service Inc, shares her experience being a homeless teen while keeping her education a priority to working with youth today who are going through the same struggle. Anna Shaw-Amoah, Policy Associate of Research for Action gives us the statistics and solutions to help our youth experiencing homelessness.This week's newsmaker is Shawnese Givens, Interim Executive Director of Attic Youth, serving homeless youth from the LGBTQ community giving them a safe space promoting youth development, acceptance, and support.The Philly Rising Changemaker of the week presented by Patriot Homecare is Patrice Rogers, a Philly local taking vacant spots in Kensington, cleaning up needles, and turning these lots into clean green spaces. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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