• High school football player barred from team because of homelessness

    1 month ago - By WLWT

    A youth shelter has offered the 18-year-old a place to live after learning about his story.
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  • Homeless DC student with an offer to play college football is offered a place to live after his high school team banned him over residency rules

    Homeless DC student with an offer to play college football is offered a place to live after his high school team banned him over residency rules

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Covenant House Greater Washington has given Jamal Speaks, an 18-year-old senior at Ballou-STAY Opportunity Academy, a place to live for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.
    On Saturday night, Speaks was pulled from his team's game because the Ballou Principal Willie Jackson had "lingering residency concerns" over where Speaks was living.
    Speaks, whose father is dead, had been living on friends' couches, and his mother's role in his life remains unclear.
    Covenant House International has offered a homeless Washington, DC, student with an offer to play college football a place to live after...
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