Meet Kevin Ryan & Tina Kelley - the Authors of "Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope"
"Almost Home" shares the personal stories of six homeless youths grappling with issues such as drug addiction, family violence, prostitution, rejection based on sexual orientation, teen parenthood, and aging out of foster care into a future with limited skills and no support system.
More than an accumulation of statistics and societal issues, "Almost Home" gives a human face to a huge but largely invisible problem and gives voice to the estimated 1.6 million young people in the United States and Canada who run away or are kicked out of their homes each year.
"Almost Home" includes striking photographs, stories of firsthand experiences mentoring and working with homeless and troubled youth, and practical suggestions on how to get involved.
Written by Kevin Ryan, president of Covenant House, and Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times writer Tina Kelley, "Almost Home" is filled with hope, resolve and the kindness of strangers.
Event Type(s): Adult, Teens
Age Group(s): Grades 9-12