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A new initiative in the movement to prevent and end youth homelessness seeks three communities to join an inaugural 100-day challenge. A Way Home America launched the challenge on June 3 of this year to build on the federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. That nationwide blueprint, published by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, includes a federal goal to end youth homelessness in 2020.
A Way Home America is currently accepting applications from communities that wish to set and pursue bold goals that help youth facing homelessness, according to a blog post penned by Director Megan Gibbard. Selected participants will receive hands-on technical assistance and support from the initiative in partnership with the Rapid Results Institute, a nonprofit organization that establishes similar 100-day challenges to solve social issues across the globe.
Challenge participants will also receive travel funds to attend required workshops. Funding for additional services will not be provided.