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5 Tips for Participating in a 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness

A youth advisor talks with adult workers and other young people.
Engage youth who have experienced homelessness by creating Youth Advisory Councils to provide professionals with best practices to support youth who want to be involved in policy, planning, and practice work.

Across the country, communities are working to end youth homelessness in 2020. In an effort to spur innovation, A Way Home America, a national initiative to build the movement, launched the 100-Day Challenge to End Youth Homelessness. On December 19, 2016, organizations in Austin, Cleveland, and Los Angeles successfully completed the challenge by housing 428 young people using models and tactics tailored to their specific communities.

The work was complex and flexibility was crucial. Here are five tips for communities interested in participating in similar 100-day challenges.

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