Once Homeless, Student Now Advocates For Youth in Same Situation
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JIMMY RAMIREZ (C’15) ADVOCATES FOR homeless youth because he knows exactly what it feels like – he and his mother and sister were without a home while in high school.
“The reason I share my story is it’s not about me, it’s not about my mom, it’s not about our situation,” explains Ramirez, who lived near San Francisco. “It's for the 1.6 million homeless youth who go without safe, stable and secure places to sleep every year in this country. It’s about humanizing this issue and making it so that other people realize there are students who are homeless.”
November 18, 2014
Really great story - check out the video from the TEDx talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lqpt4glsFc#t=63
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