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Child Poverty in the US: Jonny

Duration: 08:06

Jonny and his family had just a few days to pack up their belongings when they lost their home. "If it couldn't fit in my bag, you couldn't take it."

After living in a homeless shelter, Jonny sees education as his only way out. "I'm 14, my life is almost over. Grades is my only way out of here... university is my dream."

Available since: Tue 11 Feb 2014

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