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Advocates for Children: Over 100K NYC students were homeless last school year

11.08.2021 | Bronx News 12 | “Youths who don't get their high school diplomas are four-and-a-half times more likely to experience homelessness, so if we really want to break the cycle of homelessness, education absolutely needs to be a part of that conversation,” says Jennifer Pringle, the project director of Advocates for Children. 

For the sixth consecutive year, the Advocates for Children of New York say over 100,000 students in New York City public and charter schools identified as homeless during the 2020-21 school year. 

The organization also says around 65,000 students stay with friends or family in overcrowded housing while another 28,000 live in shelters. Watch video