Homeless Youth Growing Older

Oct 8, 2014

The agencies that serve homeless and runaway youth in Vermont have been noticing a trend recently: the youth they serve are getting older. That means the agencies can’t simply work with the family to help the young person return home. These youth often have no home to go back to. Instead, they need help finding housing, and learning how to live independently.

We’ll talk to Calvin Smith of the Vermont Coalition of Homeless Youth Programs and Danielle Southwell of Youth Services in Brattleboro, about the challenges faced by homeless youth in Vermont.

Also on the show, we'll find out why leaves change color in the fall from UVM Extension professor Leonard Perry.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, October 8 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.