News: Youth Voices

Helping Native Youth: A Youth Voices Podcast

July 17, 2020

In this video podcast produced by the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families, Bailee Allen, the chairperson of the National Runaway Safeline Youth Advisory Board, describes challenges faced by Native young people today and how programs funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Program can help. Bailee is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma and serves on the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council. After running away from home and getting into trouble as a teen, Bailee decided to turn her life around, went back to school, and received her associate degree.

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The Powerful Ingredients of the Lived Experience of Young People in Supporting RHY

June 16, 2020

As a collaborative group of youth and young adults, the Youth Catalyst Team is excited to partner with the National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth & Families (NCHYF) and the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) to share our insights on RHY services in a regular posting. We are a group of leaders, ages 16 to 24, who use our knowledge, skills, and personal understanding of systems and services to advance the youth services field.