by jlove2 on April 14, 2014 - 11:41pm
Blog Research 2
With the growing urban population in the US there have been increases in homelessness amongst teenagers to young adults. There are many factors that attribute to their homeless status, that being losing their jobs, and not getting proper education. With the increasing homeless population there have been many negative effects on society as a whole too. A large amount of the youth population that is homeless has since shown decreased numbers in those in the workforce, as well as the number of them that don’t even receive a high school diploma. Another concern from the public eye is that there will be more crime from the troubled youth living on the street, many stereotypes about the youth have been created but they in some cases are true because there are slightly more crimes committed with more kids on the street.
There are some organizations that are in place to try and help this cause, they range from providing places to stay, to an education. One of these groups specifies in prevention in the very early stages of childhood, making sure they are provided with a good and stable home life. Results are very mixed with some taking the advantage of the opportunity, and others continuing on the path to future troubles. Without the efforts of many there would be no hope for the upcoming class of young people, and many would just fall into the hands of society and stay there. Along with these organizations many take it into their own hands to help and have seen some progress.
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