Every week, the Black Youth Project collects the top news stories about black youth from across the country.  Click here to check out our archive of weekly news round-ups, and check back every Monday for a new roundup of headlines about young black America.


Few options for homeless young people in Chicago
Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times, 4/29/12

It’s 9 p.m., and 26 young men and women have shown up at the Crib, a shelter for homeless youth in the Lake View Lutheran Church at Addison and Halsted.

Which is a problem, since there is space for only 20 foam mattresses on the floor of the cinderblock community room where they will sleep.

“Most nights we’re full,” says Nate Metrick, the Crib coordinator. “Especially in winter, we’re pretty much full every night.”

 Read more at ChicagoSunTimes.com


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