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Maryland Beefs Up Tuition Waiver Law

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday signed a stronger and more expansive college tuition waiver law for some of the state’s most disadvantaged youth — those who are homeless and kids in the foster care system.

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A Bigger Demon Can Be Conquered: The Voice of Jha’asryel-Akquil Bishop

Jha’asryel-Akquil Bishop, 24, was born and raised in Guyana, where they were an ambassador for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport. In 2015, they attended the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City.


Homeless in New York: Coronavirus Tells Teen, ‘Let Me Give You a Taste’

When Orlando first landed in New York in January, the 18-year-old dreamed of a life of independence and joining the heroic firefighters of the FDNY. He had completed high school in Silicon Valley last year through a special education plan and trained in handling hazardous materials.

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Lack of Shelter Beds in New York Leaves LGBTQ Youth At Risk During Pandemic

Last week, a 19-year-old with nowhere to stay in a city being ravaged by coronavirus made a desperate phone call to Trinity Place, a 10-bed shelter for LGBTQ youth on the Upper West Side. 


Youth Generate Ideas for Improving Oregon’s Foster Care System

At its bi-annual policy conference, Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) announced recommendations designed to improve the state’s foster care system as it prepares to introduce legislation during the next legislative session.

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Trump Taps William Wubbenhorst to Lead Family and Youth Services Bureau

The Trump administration has hired William Wubbenhorst, whose career has focused on calculating returns on investment for social ventures and research, to lead the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), a small youth-oriented division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


    Los Angeles Requests Millions for Homeless Individuals, Families and Youth

    The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) submitted an application to the federal government on September 12 for $104,949,390 million for projects to provide housing and services to L.A.’s homeless population, including almost $5 million specifically for transitional housing for youth.


    Helping Homeless Youth Find Solace Under the Stars

    Ever wondered how much you are willing to risk to follow your passion? I was raised as an obedient girl in a small village in Northern Africa. My talents included walking on hot coal and balancing a sword on my head or fingertip.


    Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A Forum on Transition-Age Youth and Foster Care

    “When I emancipated out of foster care, I was very alone,” said Liberty Dycus, one of three former foster youth panelists at a forum in Oakland, Calif., about aging out of foster care.