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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