On TUESDAY, MARCH 12th, Rep. Chris Taylor, Rep. Melissa Sargent and Rep. Amy Loudenbeck co-hosted a Legislative Symposium on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth from 1:00 – 3:00 at the State Capitol in room 411 South.
Participants included Green Bay, Beloit, Janesville and Madison school staff and youth advocates. Three short films from three different areas of Wisconsin highlighted the young people in those communities who experience homelessness and are doing so without parents or guardians. These are stories of kids on their own who are trying to stay in school while being responsible for their own housing and safety.
The new State Department of Children and Families Office of Youth Services, Wendy Henderson attended as well as legislators from across the state.
What great promise this day holds for our state and what hope we have for changes to be made that will help youth find more safe places to stay.