Supporting the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness
Young and homeless in Tucson
As homeless people cleared their belongings from the Downtown encampment called “Safe Park” over the weekend, youth homelessness in Arizona still stands among the highest in the nation.
A young man sits outside the Joel D. Valdez Main Library in downtown Tucson smoking a cigarette, listening to music and charging his iPod in one of the building’s outlets. He’s wearing faded cargo pants and a sweatshirt that looks too big for him. A gray beanie covers the thick mane of dirty-blond hair that falls over his blue eyes.