Homeless Youth in Lewiston, a film screening
- 2/25/2013 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- Location: Hubbard Hall, The Pickering Room (213)
- Event Type: Movie/Film
- Sponsor: Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good
- Contact: Shawn Gerwig
- - Open to the Public -
Who Are They?
What Can YOU Do?
The 30-minute documentary was produced by the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council to build awareness about the approximately 200 homeless youth in Lewiston. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, one out of every three homeless persons are under the age of 18, and nationwide, over 1.6 million people under the age of 18 experience homelessness each year.
The documentary features Kat Borghoff and Kendra Sprague, both previously homeless teens, who received life-changing support from New Beginnings and Volunteers of America Northern New England. Borghoff and Sprague share elements of their personal journeys, which include living in a car and sleeping on a kitchen floor.
Join Kon Maiwan, Chair of the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council, for this screening and discussion with LYAC students.
This event is co-sponsored by the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good and Upward Bound.