YWP works with youth with varying academic needs. They range from academic support with basic to rigorous AP classes, tutors, help applying to college, to health literacy. The homeless youth we work with need a place to do homework, have access to books, and use working computers. These are the problems we know how to solve – and should be solving more often in more schools. And then there are the ones we haven’t figured out yet like basic literacy. Many of the youth we work with have trouble writing a complete sentence, doing basic arithmetic, and even reading. Additionally, the lack of health literacy has drastic effects not only on educational outcomes, but also on wellness as children and adults, and life expectancy.