On a single night in the U.S. there are more than 550,000 people homeless – and this number is only set to rise as COVID-19 has forced millions out of work and shattered the stability of the U.S. economy. As a child or teen who has to deal with homelessness at a young age, it can be a tough road of shifting from temporary housing to another shelter. Giselle Burgess and her children were in this position in New York City, so Burgess decided to start a Girl Scout Troop named Troop 6000 to help her girls and others in this situation. We cover the inspiring story of Troop 6000 this week on Viewpoints.
- Nikita Stewart, reporter at The New York Times, author, Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World
Links for more information:
- Nikita Stewart Twitter: @kitastew
- HUG.gov: Affordable Housing
- The National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Girl Scouts of Greater New York Troop 6000
- Buy on Amazon: Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World