Phoenix (March 10, 2016)  A beautifully paced video report on the plight and the hopes of homeless young people in the Valley was shown on 12News’ “EVB Live” this afternoon, part of the month-long feature on Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development as the March, 2016 “12 Who Care” honoree.

“We can’t thank 12News enough for their sensitive interpretation of the homeless youth situation in the Valley,” said Tumbleweed Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Schuler. “It is a powerful, compelling piece of video art.”

Videographer Keith Ritchie at work in the Tumbleweed Learning Center during the video shoot.

Shot and edited by videographer Keith Ritchie working with producer Emily Hopwood, the video can be viewed  here

Tumbleweed is also benefiting from the video appearing on the “12 Who Care” web site as well as a 30-second Public Service Announcement that is airing throughout March. In June, Tumbleweed will join other “12 Who Care” honorees at a luncheon, where KPNX will present a $1200 donation.

Tumbleweed was nominated to the “12 Who Care” selection committee by Valley Metro Light Rail, whose stations include Safe Place youth-only emergency call boxes supported by Tumbleweed.