Now Playing: The Final 100-Day Challenge Podcast
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Early this year, Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles completed a 100-Day Challenge on Youth Homelessness, achieving massive progress on addressing youth homelessness in just 100 Days. Each community exceeded their 100-Day goal, ending the experience of homelessness for a total of … Read More

Federal Guidance to Keep Transgender Youth Safe in Schools Rescinded
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Today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded their joint Title IX Guidance and Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students, documents rooted in legal precedent that outlined a public school’s responsibility to transgender students under … Read More

This Is a Huge Week in the Movement to End Youth Homelessness
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Big things are in the works. Let’s walk through it together. From Monday to Wednesday, the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH) held its annual convening in Houston, TX. NYFH, a group comprised exclusively of young people, contributes to the growing national dialogue … Read More

Fierce, Young, and Fabulous: The 2017 40 of the 40
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The 40 of the 40 list highlights 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who have experiences with homelessness. We’re excited to release our 3rd annual 40 of the 40 list, which spotlights the ambitions and resilience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, … Read More

Who is Gavin Grimm and Why Does Laverne Cox Want You to Google Him?
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a powerful #GRAMMYs call to action by @Lavernecox for @GrimmGavinE #StandWithGavin pic.twitter.com/AFXn82tPDe — Challenger (@bakedinapie) February 13, 2017 Laverne Cox was only onstage at the Grammys for a few seconds, but she used her platform to give the world a … Read More

Try This Simple Breathing Exercise to Lower Stress
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  If there’s one thing we can all agree on, its that life can get stressful. If we’re not taking care of ourselves, then we’re not living our best lives. Making time to practice self-care helps us balance stress levels and maintain … Read More

Meet the Man on a Mission to Interview America’s Homeless
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Mark Horvath gets what it’s like to feel “invisible.” You can probably recall a time in which you felt invisible, too. Maybe your boss tossed out that one brilliant idea you had… Or perhaps that person you really like hasn’t … Read More

Here’s What It Looks Like to End Youth Homelessness
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One of the most important steps in achieving a goal is to clearly define what it is you are trying to accomplish. If you can first picture what success looks like, you can develop a plan to get there. This … Read More

Let’s Put An End to Name-Calling
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January 16-20, 2017 is No Name-Calling Week – an annual week organized by GLSEN to spread and celebrate kindness. We celebrate kindness by putting it into action! Every year for No Name-Calling Week, GLSEN provides students and educators with the tools and inspiration … Read More

HUD Just Awarded These 10 Communities $33 Million to End Youth Homelessness
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Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the names of 10 communities across the country, including four rural communities, designated under a groundbreaking new demonstration project that will invest unprecedented resources and funding to determine the … Read More

Three Cities Successfully Complete 100-Day Challenges to End Youth Homelessness
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Austin, Cleveland and Los Angeles achieved incredible results and gained valuable insights as community teams worked to ambitiously address youth homelessness, housing 413 young people over just 100-Days. Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles have each successfully completed a 100-Day Challenge … Read More

Who Runs the World? This Girl.
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In order to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness, LGBTQ youth must be involved in the process. Our True Fellowship program gives young people the opportunity to undertake a six-month project that contributes to our shared … Read More

This Young Person Is Helping Create Safer Shelters for Transgender Youth
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In order to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness, LGBTQ youth must be involved in the process. Our True Fellowship program gives young people the opportunity to undertake a six-month project that contributes to our shared … Read More

This Florida City Is Taking Its First Steps to End LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
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St. Petersburg, Florida is mobilizing to end lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth homelessness! Local partners (consisting of community organizations, homeless youth service providers, artists, police, universities, funders, and young people with experiences of homelessness) have been … Read More

Treat Yourself with Our Holiday Self-Care Kit
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The holidays can offer a needed rest from the stresses of the day-to-day. But let’s face it – sometimes the holidays can feel a lot like work! So while you’re busy trying to make everyone else happy, be sure to … Read More

Young Folks and Government Working Side-By-Side to End Youth Homelessness
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The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program is a new initiative from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) created to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness in 10 participating communities. Earlier this year, HUD released a Notice of Funding Availability, inviting … Read More

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