ERIC Number: EJ1119317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
For Youth, by Youth: A Third Student-Run Homeless Shelter
Seider, Scott C.
Journal of College and Character, v17 n4 p278-282 2016
This past winter, the third student-run homeless shelter in the United States came into being. Two recent Harvard graduates, Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz, who had volunteered at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter as college students, saw a need within the Boston and Cambridge communities for a homeless shelter serving young adults. Drawing upon the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter's student-run model, Sam and Sarah worked with Harvard College undergraduates to open Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Harvard Square, a homeless shelter exclusively for young adults ages 18--24. This article features an interview with Sam and Sarah about their work to establish Y2Y Harvard Square and the experiences of the college students leading and staffing the shelter.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Emergency Shelters, Young Adults, Undergraduate Students, Student Leadership, Student Organizations, Interviews, Learning Experience, Participant Satisfaction, Program Attitudes, Student Volunteers, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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