homelessness 

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 Kid: Teen Teaches Homeless Kids Food Basics With After-School Programs

Catherine Aker knows homelessness can happen to anyone. That's why she reaches out to help kids who live below the radar. Credit: Carolyn Aker
Catherine Aker may be just 16 years old, but she is wise enough to know that poverty and homelessne...

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,...

Large numbers of homeless youth are LGBT

According to a new study, somewhere between 20 and 40 percent of homeless kids identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). This is a noticeably higher percentage than the general population. So why is this? A big part of the ...

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