We are guided by the Youth Action Board of San Antonio (#YABSA) which strives for youth to be at the center of decision making. Our movement to house all youth is established in our coordinated community plan, WE SAY.
Benjamin is YAB’s vice president. At the age of 11, his parents abandoned him on a curb at a Walmart in New Braunfels, Texas. He remained alone and helpless for over a week. Fortunately, Good Samaritans embraced him and brought him back to San Antonio, Texas. His parents willfully relinquished physical, emotional and financial support, placing him in foster care for the remainder of his childhood where he was overlooked and poorly treated. After transitioning out of foster care, he was introduced to Thrive and YAB. He joined YAB to inspire others and pay it forward. Benjamin felt a new sense of hope, knowing he had gone from having nothing to a home of his own. He plans on attending San Antonio Community College and transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio.
By joining the Movement to House All Youth, you are committing to collaborating with stakeholders and youth who have experienced homelessness to find long-term solutions to safely house all youth and young adults.
You can also show your support for The Movement by taking a “house-hands” picture like the ones below and share with us or on social media using the hashtag #EveryYouthNeedsARoof