Helping Homeless Students Graduate High School
with, Beth McCullough
Roadmap to Graduation provides a safe, stable mentoring environment for homeless 17 and 18 year old youth wishing to graduate. These students are homeless for a number of reasons, but are faced with challenges that can contribute to an increasing risk for substance abuse and criminal behaviors. Many of these youth are forced to leave their homes because it is no longer a safe environment due to verbal, physical, sexual and/or parental drug abuse. These students do not qualify for foster care, and are forced onto the streets to fend for themselves while they struggle to graduate. Through the Roadmap to Graduation program, youth are placed with a mentor family that provides structure, guidance and helps the youth plan for the future, while teaching the necessary life skills to succeed after graduation.
Recorded on March 23rd, 2017.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess
Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
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