Closing in on The Homestretch

Closing in on The HomestretchOur friends at CHIP Indianapolis are hosting a screening of The Homestretch documentary on Sunday, November 6 at Central Library as part of Spirit and Place Festival.

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers – Roque, Kasey and Anthony – will surprise, inspire, and challenge audiences to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education while facing the trauma of being alone and abandoned at an early age.

Closing in on The Homestretch: A Community Dialogue on Youth Homelessness will include a screening of the Emmy-winning documentary The Homestretch, a Q&A session with educator Maria Rivera (featured in the film), a moderated panel discussion with Indy youth experiencing severe poverty and/or homelessness, as well as a dynamic activity session with participants to generate ways we can end youth homelessness in Indianapolis. This event is aimed for persons age 12 and up.

Many of our staff members will be there, and we hope you will join us! Our staff were thrilled when The Homestretch first premiered on PBS last year. For some of our staff’s takeaways from this impactful film, please check out our blog, The Homestretch Documentary: Reflections.

For more information about the event and to RSVP, please click here.