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December 2013Vol. 14, No. 9Youth Advice on Staying Connected

A new video series for youth features at-risk teens sharing their stories and offering advice about successfully transitioning to independent living and staying connected to the people and programs that helped them. The series, "Keep in Touch: Young People Offer Advice on Staying Connected and Living Independently," was produced by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, a free information service of the Family and Youth Services Bureau.

In the first story, "Megan" details her experiences in a transitional living program for pregnant and parenting teens. In another video, "Juan" explains his journey from Colombia to being adopted by an American family to being homeless. Juan eventually found a transitional living program, and he received help from its staff in order to be self-sufficient. In each video, the teens offer tips to their peers. 

These videos are available on the website for the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth (about halfway down the page):