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Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Rowland Hall Middle School eighth-grade students Charissa Bonifate, Harper Coleman-Houghton and Claire Ausbeck place 1,000 marker flags outside their school in Salt Lake City Monday, May 21, 2012. They want to draw the community's attention to the crisis of homeless youths after learning about it in their American Studies classes. The students are also collecting needed items for the Homeless Youth Resource Center and have volunteered at the homeless shelter.

SALT LAKE CITY — Eighth-grade students at Rowland Hall School in Salt Lake City have been studying the issue of homelessness in Salt Lake City in their American Studies classes.

Students have volunteered at the Volunteers of America's Homeless Youth Outreach Center in Salt Lake City and now they are drawing the community's attention to the crisis of homeless youth by placing 1,000 white marking flags in front of their school, according to a press release.