In Dallas alone, studies show the homeless population has grown 500% in the last six years.
An exceptionally vulnerable segment of the homeless population is our youth. It’s estimated that just within the Dallas Independent School District, there are over 4,000 students who meet the federal definition of homeless.
For many young people, family issues lead to their being homeless; child abuse and/or neglect, domestic violence, parental substance use, and other family conflicts.
Joining our host, Jim Falk, is After8 to Educate Founder and Chairman, Jorge Baldor, a fierce advocate of education. Jorge founded After8 in 2017 to help this vulnerable demographic; and its Executive Director, Dr. Ara Grimaldo, who joined After8 in 2021.
We also visited the After8 to Educate campus to learn firsthand the exemplary work they do. Their model is being replicated in other cities throughout the United States.
The discussion offers insights into this growing issue, the challenges with funding, and what is being done to support our homeless youth.
Join us for a poignant and enlightening look at solutions and challenges with our unsheltered youth and an example that stands out as a beacon for other cities- After8 to Educate.
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