Social Justice Film Series: The Homestretch

Date: 
March 26, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Social Justice Committee invites you to the third in our social justice film series on March 26th at 6:30 pm. THE HOMESTRETCH follows three homeless kids as they move through the milestones of high school while navigating a landscape of couch hopping, emergency shelters, transitional homes, street families and a school system on the front lines of this crisis. The film examines the struggles these youth face in obtaining a high school level education, and then follows them beyond graduation to focus on the crucial transition when the structure of school vanishes and homeless youth struggle to find the support and community they need to survive and be independent. A powerful, original perspective on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers - Roque, Kasey and Anthony - will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age. Representatives from the Homeless Youth Resource Center will lead discussion after the film.