(VIDEO) What It's Like to Be a Homeless Teenager

Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

Mention homelessness, and the conversation doesn't go immediately to teens living on the streets, but November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month; so that's all up for change.

Each year, more than 2.8 million teens run away from home, and many more are thrown out by their families.

Mark Horvath of InvisiblePeople.tv has filmed a series of eye-opening, first-person accounts of youth struggling to survive without life's most basic structure—a home.


It is Sergie's 18th birthday and his first night homeless. Mark Horvath said of the interview, "This one wrecked me."


Jamie has lived on and off the streets since she was 14. She's now 19 years old. She talks about being pregnant while living under a bridge and why she ran away from home. At the end of her interview, Jamie shares suprising plans for the near future.


JT lives in a youth homeless shelter in Denver. He talks about his hopes for an upcoming job interview.

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