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Folks who work with homeless youth are often stretched thin. Wouldn’t it be great to have one more day to get everything done?
Lo and behold – it’s Leap Year, and we do have an extra day this month! So NCFY asked youth workers, “What would you do with an extra day to help homeless youth?”
Here’s what a few of you told us:
“Mobilize homeless youth to have a thoughtful discussion with local leaders around issues of homelessness.”--Diana Lopez, Youth Development, Inc., Albuquerque, NM
“Advocate for more legal rights for homeless youth.”--Kendra Elliott, Youth In Need, Florissant, MI
“Have runaway and homeless youth get together and really give us some good, constructive criticism about our program: What needs do they still have that we’re not meeting for them, and what could we do better?”--Erin Kelly, Child and Family Services, Manchester, NH
What would you do with an extra day? E-mail us and let us know. And here are a few of our recommendations for things to do on Leap Day: