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.
A story from The Tucson Sentinel. Read on.