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Running In The Shadows - Recession Drives Surge in Youth Runaways

The New York Times published a series on the rising number of runaway and homeless youth in America. Read the individual stories of several runaways from different parts of the country revealing the often complex life circumstances that result in a youth on the run.

Link to the article

Home Alone - The Story Of One Youth Who Escaped Homelessness

This months edition of The Commons features the story of a Brattleboro high-school senior who escaped homelessness with help from Youth Services.  The article was written by the Youth Editor...  

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HighLow Project Featured On Local Radio Show

The HighLow Project was recently featured on The Next Frontier radio show. Ned Castle and the VCRHYP administrative team discussed the idea, making, and impact of the project.

Listen to the interview

VCRHYP Receives National Recognition

Out of more than 800 submissions from across the United States, VCRHYP is among 90 quarter finalists for the 2011 Collaboration Prize

See the announcement.

HighLow Project Makes a Stop at the Vermont Supreme Court in Montpelier

The Highlow Project appeared at the Vermont State Supreme Court in February 2011.  Read more about it in an article published by The Bridge.

Highlow: Reflections in Photography Inspired by Vermont Youth

New England Network Publishes 1,158 Youth Ideas for Making Vermont a Better Place.

386 youth from Newport and St. Johnsbury share their ideas for making Vermont a better place for young people.

See the ideas here

Wind Tunnel - Windham County Youth Mapping Project

Youth in Windham County teamed up with NEN to create Wind Tunnel - a community mapping project to connect youth with opportunities in their community.

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Recent Harvard grads film a new documentary about homeless youth

As part of the Socks for America program, recent Harvard grads Becky Cooper and Lily Erlinger distributed socks to homeless youth across the country and documented the too-often unheard stories of homeless youth and the people that help them. 

watch the full video

Vermont Public Radio interview with Ned Castle

VPR's Jane Lindholm features the HighLow Project on Vermont Edition - Reflections On Young Vermonters Highs and Lows.

Listen to the interview with Ned Castle

Spectrum Youth and Family Services opens a new shelter for youth in Burlington

Spectrum recently opened a new residence facility in Burlington for youth ages 18-22 who have left foster care and need housing and additional supports to help them transition successfully into adulthood.

Burlington Free Press article about the shelter