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June 6, 2016
During this ten-week advocacy training program, YCLC participants meet once a week after school to research and analyze youth issues, and to develop policy and budgetary recommendations to improve the lives of young people in New York City. This semester, the YCLC focused on the Runaway Homeless Youth (RHY) system in New York City. Students interviewed experts in the field, conducted site visits to various shelters and service providers, and met with advocates for homeless youth. The following is a summary of the group’s findings and recommendations.