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The Homestretch – A documentary about 3 homeless teens trying to make their way

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March 6, 2014 by dborys

I really hope Kirsten Kelly and Anne de Mare meet their Kickstarter goal, because I would love to view the full documentary as research for my next Street Stories novel. My character Booker T. Brooks is also struggling to stay in school, graduate, and build a future, as so many kids on the street are today.
View the trailer at: http://vimeo.com/77430311

Debra R. Borys

I am excited that the Kickstarter campaign to complete this documentary about three homeless teens has almost reached its goal, but with only 23 days left to go, I want to encourage you to consider contributing to what sounds like an eye-opening look at the struggles kids face on the streets of Chicago every day.  To contribute, please click here.

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these ambitious teenagers – Kasey, Anthony and Roque – will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age.

via The Homestretch (trailer) on Vimeo.

In a recent email from The Night Ministry, CEO & President Paul W. Hamman had this to say about the film:

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