Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of radio conversations between homeless youth. "Voices from the Street" will also be broadcast on KPLU-FM.
They met at a Friends of Youth shelter on the Eastside. They talk about their friendship and about some of the lessons they’ve learned from being homeless. Aaron and Becca asked that we not use their last names.
The day after this interview, Becca moved into her own apartment. She’s now juggling two fast-food jobs and community college. Aaron has taken off to Alaska for a job on a fishing boat.
This story was produced by Crosscut's Florangela Davila. Music ("Asa Nisi Masa") is by Johnny Ripper. The Crosscut" series "Voices from the Street" can also be heard on KPLU-FM.
To see all Crosscut's Kids@Risk coverage, click here.