Homeless Teenager Nick Wood Shows Courage Every Day

Homeless Teenager Nick Wood Shows Courage Every Day

Nick Wood is an inspirational teenager. He is homeless, but he doesn’t let his circumstances bring him down. In fact, he finds a way to thrive in a new school and environment. He does so with the help of a thoughtful football coach and because he wants to create a better life for himself.

Additional Resources:

  • Here is an article that tells Nick’s story.
  • Here is a video about teen homelessness and what one group is doing to help.

Topics for Discussion:

  • What do you think it feels like to be homeless?
  • Why is it so important to treat everyone with respect and dignity?

Take Action:

  • What can you do to make a difference in the life of someone less fortunate than you?
  • Check out the Do 1 Thing website to learn more about homeless youth and what you can do to help them!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.

 

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