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Discuss Hope for Homeless Youth with Local Author Tina Kelley April 16 at CHS

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Tina Kelley, co-author of the bestselling book Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, will be speaking at Columbia High School on Thursday, April 16, at an event hosted by the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School.

Kelley will discuss challenges presented by youth homelessness as well as possible solutions. She’ll provide information on recent legislative efforts, discuss the world-wide scourge of human trafficking, and share updates on the young people whose stories were chronicled in Almost Home.

Kelley was a reporter at The New York Times for a decade, where she was part of the Metro section team that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the September 11 attacks. Kelley was also the original editor of The New York Times: The Local, covering Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange. She is currently on the staff at Covenant House.

Thursday, April 16, 7:30-9pm

Columbia High School Library, 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood, NJ

Register at www.somadultschool.org or call 973.378.7620.

Fee: $15. (Admission is $5 for students. Valid student identification required.)

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