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Weird News100 Homeless New York City High School Graduates Are Bound for College

12:36  01 july  2019
12:36  01 july  2019 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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Dozens of homeless high school students in New York City who are heading to college in the fall were Youth homelessness in New York City public schools is at an all-time high . More than 100 New York City teens without homes have graduated high school and are on their way to college .

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100 Homeless New York City High School Graduates Are Bound for College © iStock/Milkos 100 Homeless New York City High School Graduates Are Bound for College

Youth homelessness in New York City public schools is at an all-time high. In October, The New York Times reported that one out of every 10 students in the city's public school system were without permanent homes.

As the school year wraps up, a hopeful story has come out of that sobering statistic. More than 100 New York City teens without homes have graduated high school and are on their way to college.

The exceptional group from the graduating senior class of 2019 were honored by the Department of Homeless Services at a ceremony on June 27, ABC 7 reports.

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LOWER MANHATTAN, Manhattan -- More than 100 New York City students were honored for graduating high school and getting accepted into college - all while living in homeless shelters. On Thursday night, the Department of Homeless Services saluted its students who are bound for college .

Alexus Lawrence, a student who spoke at the ceremony, is the valedictorian of her high school and the recipient of a $2000 scholarship for academic excellence.

She's now set to attend in Brooklyn College to study to become a pediatrician. Ronaldino Crosdale spoke as well; he's headed to Baruch College in the fall.

"I didn't believe in miracles until I got here," he said in his speech. You can see more clips from the ceremony in the video below.

Each of the college-bound students received a duffel bag of school supplies, including laptops. Rising rent costs have contributed to the growing number of homeless students in New York City, which outnumbered the total population of state capital Albany, as of last fall.

The instability of temporary housing can lead to chronic absenteeism and poor grades among students. But despite their circumstances, every year there are homeless students who beat the odds. Earlier this year, Brianna Watts, a Bronx high school senior living in a homeless shelter, was accepted to 12 colleges.



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