When you see people who are homeless, especially young people, it can be easy to make assumptions about their lives. At least that’s what Robert Sporny says.
And he says your assumptions about homeless youth are probably wrong. As a baby, he was adopted, and his childhood with his adopted family was difficult.
There was alcoholism and abuse in the family. On the last day of high school, at age 17, Sporny decided to permanently leave the situation.
“And I got on my bicycle and basically rode all the way across town to a friend’s house," Sporny said.