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Youth Speak Out: A Journey From Homelessness to a Career in Youth Work
Jennifer Cowles, who goes by Yeah Yeah, first encountered the Homeless Youth Alliance in San Francisco when she ran away from home as a teenager. Now employed at the alliance as an outreach counselor, she spoke to NCFY about how her past experiences help her connect with the young people she works with.