Runaway and Homeless Youth


We spoke with Irene in October 2013.

Irene, 20, is a junior at Texas State University. In 2012, for demonstrating high academic achievement, Irene was chosen to be a National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth LeTendre Scholar. Irene experienced homelessness at various points throughout her life. We spoke with Irene about her experiences being homeless and how it inspired her to advocate on behalf of homeless youth.