If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re a young person who cares about people experiencing homelessness. Not only that, you care enough to do something about it! Everyone has their own stories and pathways into this work, and you’re no different. Whether you’re a part of a youth action board (YAB) or an individual who wants our housing systems to function better, this work needs you – and this toolkit is designed to help set you up for success.
True Colors United developed this resource alongside members of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness to make sure it covers everything a young person needs to get started in youth homelessness advocacy. From the different types of housing models to how to start a Youth Action Board to tips on preventing burnout and prioritizing self-care, we’ve got you covered.