ATLANTA -- Early morning, in a locked playground, 14 middle school student s start day three of their five day homeless immersion course.
"How did y'all sleep last night?" said Elizabeth Hearn, Director, New Teacher Residency Project, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School.
The kids have spent the night sleeping on the ground with one blanket each. They have no change of clothes. And they wear shoes donated to the homeless.
"We only have $4 and most of us already spent that on food," said student Evy DiSalvo.
With that $4 they bought dry ramin noodles, Pop-Tarts or bread that has become smashed up as they carry it with their blankets in garbage bags.
The students attend Atlanta's Neighborhood Charter Middle School and the Paideia School, and they were selected for the Homeless Immersion Project after writing an essay about their interest in the program.