The Homestretch: Discussion Guide

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Who are the youth who experience homelessness? In this lesson, students get to know three homeless Chicago teens who brave not only typical high school pressures, but the trauma of abandonment and life alone in the streets. Watch as they learn to persevere through their struggles to build a brighter future for themselves and create new definitions of “home.”

This discussion guide, based on the PBS documentary “The Homestretch,” provides background information on youth homelessness in the United States as well as discussion questions, suggested activities and additional resources to combat the problem. 

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