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Read relevant news and press about the Free To Be Youth Project and the youth we serve.

We’re interrupting cycles of poverty and criminalization to help homeless and street youth live fulfilling lives free from discrimination, abuse and oppression.

Equitable Dress Codes for TGNCNBI Students in NYC Schools

June 18th, 2024|

NYC City Council Committee on Education Hearing

Read FYP's City Council Testimony regarding the DOE's dress code policies. While these policies are intended to 'protect students' education,' biased interpretations of this language have sexualized and criminalized students, particularly trans and cis girls, TGNCNBI students, students of color, and low-income students.

Mayor Adams Appoints Ronald Porcelli As Director Of NYC Unity Project

June 17th, 2024|

Harlem World

“On behalf of the Free to Be Youth Project, we are pleased to congratulate Ronald on this appointment,” said Amy Leipziger, project director, Free to Be Youth Project. “Ronald has dedicated their career to uplifting the needs, and voices, of the diverse LGBTQ+ community in New York City."

Homeless Trans Youth Are More Than Just Statistics — We’re Fully Realized People

June 21st, 2023|

Teen Vogue

"I also fall under some of many other statistics: I’m among the up to 40% of homeless youth in the US who identify as LGBTQ+. I’m one of approximately 8,400 queer youth in New York City who are homeless." - Co-written by Davina Hayes & Free to Be Youth Project Director Amy Leipziger

Opinion: City Policies Are Harming New York’s Homeless Youth

February 21st, 2023|

City Limits

“If Mayor Adams truly wants to make good on his promises to stem the homelessness crisis in the city and provide substantive mental health to the city’s youth, he must first make it easier, not harder, to access safe and affordable housing.”

Shaking the Tree: Using Advocacy to Push School Districts to Meet Their Obligations Under Title IX

May 18th, 2020|

Harvard Journal of Law & Gender

"Shaking the Tree: Using Advocacy to Push School Districts to Meet Their Obligations Under Title IX" By Amy Leipziger


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