I am a volunteer with Street Teens. I walk the streets and hand out business cards, leaving them at bus stops and near backpacks I see sitting on the ground. Will I ever be able to approach them, talk with them, help them? Have I made a difference? I volunteer at the Sanctuary. I listen to the kids talk about themselves and their lives: "Life on the streets is hard. There is never enough food and it's either too hot or too cold. How will my life change?"
My name is David. I have spent thousands of hours over my lifetime talking to street kids, volunteering to help programs that work with them.... I have seen highly effective programs.... that made a difference in the lives of over ten thousand children who became involved in prostitution and pornography, most after leaving an abusive home. In the U.S. approximately 42% of runaway children become involved in prostitution within 48 hours of being on the streets.
"Today, I dedicate my life to these kids."
Founder of Street Teens
(1946 - 2002)
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