In our story, we will be interviewing several people about what they are doing to try and stop youth poverty. One of those people is Mandi Keller, who works at the VOA Teen Homeless Shelter in Salt Lake City, Utah. She, along with the other people we will be interviewing, will have an interesting and unique take on the questions we will ask. One question I want to ask Mandi is simply what kind of teens come into the shelter. What's the typical age range? Do they have parents? What kind of situation are they in? Another question I would like to ask her is whether the teens that come to the shelter look homeless. It can actually be very difficult to tell the difference between a teen with a home and plenty of food and a teen that doesn't know whether or not they will have dinner tonight.
One article about youth poverty is from the National Center for Children in Poverty at http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html. According to the article, more than 16 million children in the United States today live in families below the poverty line. Some of these children have health issues that they don't have the money to resolve, both physically and mentally. Others develop behavioral problems because of poverty. This article explains the need for a solution to youth poverty.