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You’N-I (Youth Network Initiative) will start 2015 with the third in a series of community convenings. This time, the community is invited to attend the free Reno premiere of a powerful documentary, The Homestretch.

Portrait-homelessThe Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, 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. Through haunting images, intimate scenes, and first-person narratives, these teens take us on their journeys of struggle and triumph. As their stories unfold, the film connects us deeply with larger policy issues of juvenile justice, immigration, foster care, and LGBT rights.

After the movie audience members, The Eddy House will announce the establishment of a new and much needed seven-days-a-week downtown youth drop-in center for homeless and challenged youth. The drop-in center’s primary goal is to provide these youth with a safe, user-friendly location where they can access basic needs and supportive services.

Will you join us for the movie and Eddy House announcement? You’N-I is bringing this award winning documentary to Reno because it is a way to enlarge the pool of interested stakeholders, to move bystanders to action, and to engage supporters in helping our youth improve their lives and find their place in our community.

I hope you will leave inspired to action and equipped with steps you can take to help a struggling young person trying to make a life in Reno without a parent.

The Homestretch a community convening event from You’N-I (event link on site)
Tuesday, January 13th at 6:30 PM
Joe Crowley Student Union Theater ( 3rd Floor)
University of Nevada, Reno
Doors open at 6:00PM
No admission fee, *Free parking near student union.
Seating is limited. Register Online today!
For information call Lyndsey Crossley 775-333-5499 or email LCrossley@nevadafund.org

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