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Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development Named Runaway Prevention Curriculum Program of the Month April 2014

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development for more than four decades has been Maricopa County’s leader, resource, and champion working to alleviate, and ultimately end, youth homelessness in the Valley of the Sun.  Founded in 1972 by the Soroptomist International of Phoenix, to provide community-based shelter for teenage runaways, Tumbleweed remains deeply committed to our founders’ […]

“American Street Kid” & #NRSYouthActivist League Q&A

On Weds, April 30 and Thurs, May 1 the National Runaway Safeline was privileged to host  a Q&A session between our NRS Youth Activist League and “American Street Kid ” filmmakers Michael Leoni and Michelle Kaufer on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  The NRS Youth Activist League–a dynamic group of young people from across the country that work to raise awareness of issues facing […]

Runaway on Hawaii flight reveals reasons why youth run

In light of the media buzz surrounding the young California runaway, who stowed away in the wheel well Hawaiian Airlines airplane—and miraculously survived the flight—many are wondering what would compel a young person to do something so drastic. While we cannot speculate as to the specifics of this young man’s story, we can tell you […]

Perspectives Charter School Named Runaway Prevention Curriculum Program of the Month March 2014

Perspectives Charter School Named Runaway Prevention Curriculum Program of the Month March 2014 The Let’s Talk: Runaway Prevention Curriculum is an evidence-based, interactive, 14-module life skills curriculum. In March 2014, based off data received nearly 700 youth from 9 organizations took advantage of the curriculum (download it for free). Each month we profile one organization […]

Framework to End Youth Homelessness

Maureen Blaha, National Runaway Safeline (NRS) Executive Director was in Washington, DC this past month for a 2-day National Summit on Youth Homelessness. Sponsored by the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), the event focused on the urgent and unique needs of homeless youth in America and the federal response required. NN4Y is the architect of […]

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