homeless youth 

Amazing Kid: Zach Bonner

Amazing Kid Zach Bonner raised money for homeless kids this year by walking coast-to-coast. Credit: Laurie Bonner
Amazing Kid: Zach Bonner Age: 13 Grade: 7th Home Town: Valrico, Fla. School: K12 Favorite Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip ...
"If you're a kid and you want to help, just do it -- take your idea and run with it," Zach says.

Amazing Dad: Randy Christensen

Randy Christensen, medical director for the Crews'n Healthmobile, which provides medical services to homeless and at-risk youth. Credit: Troy Aossey, Phoenix Children's Hospital
Amazing Dad: Randy Christensen, M.D., a pediatrician at Phoenix Chil...

Florida Boy Takes 13 Million Steps Across America to Combat Homelessness

Zach Bonner strides the final mile in Atlanta in 2008, on one of his walks to bring awareness to the plight of homeless youth. Credit: Laurie Bonner
Have you ever walked a mile in someone else's shoes? OK, how about 2,478 miles? Zach Bonner, 12,...

Homeless Kids' Film 'Sweet Lemonade' Continues to Wow

Have you ever told your kids, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade?" Some Sacramento homeless children have taken that advice, and turned the old saying into a film that keeps impressing area film festival audiences. According to the S...

Virgin Mobile asks kids to strip for charity

It guess it sounded like a good idea on paper: a national campaign to collect clothing donations for homeless youth featuring non-homeless, fully-clothed youth. Except for the part where the clothed youth are supposed to take their clothes off. Spons...

10-year-old walks 280 miles for homeless kids

In 1951, Mildred Norman Ryder vowed to "remain a wanderer until mankind has learned the way of peace, walking until given shelter and fasting until given food." As part of her personal pilgrimage for peace, she walked from coast to coast in North Ame...

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