Tina Kelley and Kevin Ryan Visits U of Scranton!

A couple weeks ago I mentioned going to an event where a Pulitzer price winner came to speak at my school. I also mentioned my class being able to live tweet the event. Here are the tweets my classmates and I put together!

Tina Kelley and Kevin Ryan Visits U of Scranton!

My News writing communication class was honored to be invited to breakfast with the authors of “Almost Home.” Tina Kelley and Kevin Ryan are two inspiring people who shared many inspiring stories with us.

  1. Such a wonderful breakfast this morning accompanied by inspiring people. Thank you @CovHousePrez @tinakelley #IgnatianValues
  2. If serious about the fight one by one we can make sure no child dies blindly #IgnatianValues #Comm224
  3. Thank you @CovHousePrez and @tinakelley for being here at the University of Scranton and sharing these children’s stories. #ignatianvalues
  4. Q&A comment: We need to give kids more chances.Some kids go in and out of Covenant house as many as 11 times. #ignatianvalues
  5. The sad reality is too many children die an invisible death and we can help prevent that. @CovHousePrez #IgnatianValues #Hope
  6. If serious about the fight one by one we can make sure no child dies blindly #IgnatianValues #Comm224
  7. Homeless youth tragedies are not publicized. They often die invisible deaths. We need to stop this, one by one. #IgnatianValues
  8. Too many homeless kids die “invisible deaths”. Why does nobody talk about this? #ignatianvalues #invisiblecasualties
  9. Some lessons I’ve learned is just take small steps over time. Creates less stress working w poverty. @tinakelley #AlmostHome #IgnatianValues
  10. 1/3 kids in America live below the poverty line. Is this America? #IgnatianValues
  11. Real heroes aren’t the kind u hear about on TV. They do small act of kindness. Decency. Love. #smallactscount #IgnatianValues
  12. The most heroic acts are the small acts of kindness decency and love. #IgnatianValues #AlmostHome #Hope
  13. “Real heroes aren’t the kinds of people you read about in newspapers or see on tv” -quote from Almost Home #ignatianvalues
  14. Real heroes aren’t who you read about. The most heroic or biggest thing you can do in a day is an act of kindness or love. #IgnatianValues
  15. Cutting rates of suicide, homelessness, and departure starts with parents. #BELIEVE #Comm224 #IgnatianValues
  16. Sometimes “tiny steps” from parents mean the difference between a kid ending up homeless or not #ignatianvalues
  17. Sometimes a little incentive helps homeless youth succeed over time. #poverty #IgnatianValues #comm224
  18. Youth On Their Own Program also provides assistance for homeless youth in Arizona #IgnatianValues #comm224
  19. Homeless kids have pocket money if they keep their commitment of staying in school. #IgnatianValues
  20. Youth On Their Own Program also provides assistance for homeless youth in Arizona #IgnatianValues #comm224
  21. Homeless kids have pocket money if they keep their commitment of staying in school. #IgnatianValues
  22. Kids with a specific detective had a 70% chance of finding a home. #IgnatianValues #Hope #AlmostHome
  23. So many of kids who age out of foster care em up homeless. This is the world w live in? #IgnatianValues
  24. “40% of kids who age out of child welfare end up homeless by their mid 20’s” #ignatianvalues #comm224
  25. Extended family are usually willing to help when they find out a child is in the child welfare system #ignatianvalues #comm224
  26. Kids with a specific officer on their case have a 70% of finding a home #IgnatianValues
  27. When moved by stories people want to do what they can to help #IgnatianValues #Comm224
  28. It doesn’t take something huge to help kids. We just need to act. #ignatianvalues #comm224
  29. The transformation from shame to redemption is more powerful than anything #IgnatianValues
  30. Covenant House is a bridge for kids from poverty to opportunity. #ignatianvalues #comm224
  31. We are not going to fix young people. They are going to fix themselves. @CovHousePrez #IgnatianValues #Comm224 #Hope
  32. We will not fix young people they will fix themselves we just need to help them believe #IgnatianValues
  33. I’d give them an adult who believes in them, motivates, hugs, and loves them like my parents did. @CovHousePrez #IgnatianValues #hope
  34. All these laws about 3 strikes your out in law enforcement is wrong #IgnatianValues
  35. When one person steps in a child can begin to believe in themselves. #IgnatianValues
  36. “Who wants to celebrate their high school graduation by moving into a homeless shelter?” @CovHousePrez #ignatianvalues #comm224
  37. Who wants to spend their high school graduation in a homeless shelter. Yet some have no choice #IgnatianValues
  38. Imagine being 18 years old and moving into a homeless shelter. #IgnatianValues
  39. Kids without stability are everywhere. Does the child welfare system help #IgnatianValues
  40. Kevin Ryan said that at first, being in covenant house he almost lost hope in humanity. #IgnatianValues #comm224
  41. To see a house of 300 kids with nothin was a solar eclipse #IgnatianValues
  42. “AID are killing hundreds of homeless kids and that just didn’t make sense to me.” Kevin Ryan #IgnatianValues
  43. We here at the university pride ourselves on helping our students become people they were born to be #IgnatianValues
  44. “Children are homeless & Tina Kelley & Kevin Ryan help them from homelessness to hope.” #IgnatianValues

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