WALTER PAYTON HIGH SCHOOL
One of the most powerful impacts that The Homestretch is having is that young people are stepping up to serve their peers. Take Olivia and her classmates at Walter Payton College Prep, for example. After seeing The Homestretch, they adopted a sister elementary school in their neighborhood and volunteered their time as after school tutors.
SAUGATUCK HIGH SCHOOL
We were absolutely blown away when we learned how a group of young people responded to a community screening of The Homestretch in Saugatuck, MI. Whitney Valentine, Education and Exhibit Coordinator for the Saugatuck Center for the Arts partnered with students of “The Justice Team” and their Social Studies Teacher, John Green, to create a community response to the issue of homeless youth in their community. This dynamic team connected with local service organizations to make the film and build awareness and support.
There are so many ways for young people to take action. Tell us in the comments below how you've answered the call.