Michelle Cooper understands the challenges that homeless teens face, and she has also experienced how the local nonprofit Youth on Their Own can help.
“It was not just the clothing and food that the monthly stipend helped us to buy that was so important, but it was the guidance and support — knowing that someone cared about us and would ask if we needed anything,” she said.
“That simple thing helped me in high school and beyond, along with the fact that I knew someone was willing to fight for my education. That made me want to fight for it, too.”
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