Being a homeless kid can feel like walking a tightrope — so this nonprofit is teaching them how to be acrobats.
There are an estimated 1.7 million homeless youth in America.
That's a huge number — and a huge problem. Homeless teens are more likely to develop depression and PTSD, and even if they do get off the streets, they may still experience emotional and behavioral problems.
That's why there are a lot of programs out there to help homeless, at-risk youth. Some programs focus on mentorship, some help kids develop leadership skills, and others give them something to do to keep them out of trouble.