Welcome to the North Texas Youth Connection (NTYC) Media Room. We appreciate your interest in learning more about today’s youth and homeless issues. Within the Media Room you will find news and information about NTYC as well as upcoming events. Also, we hope you’ll take time to enjoy our :that provide a glimpse of the staff and community involvement with NTYC.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The campaign unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. Did you know that NTYC educates over 3,000 youth every year through life skill programs in area schools and youth centers on topics such as bullying? Get involved and help spread the message.
Oct. 24, 2016 – Nov. 4, 2016
Sherman Student Council – Can food drive
Nov. 1, 2016
Homeless Awareness Month
As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness (The National Center on Family Homelessness). Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youth are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked
This is a great expose. Remember homelessness happens everywhere–not just in New York!
Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life
Need someone to talk to? Not sure where to turn? Ludacris knows who you can go to when you or a friend need help – the National Runaway Switchboard.