Follow Director Rotimi Rainwater in his quest to understand what it's like to be a homeless youth in America today, while confronting his own unsheltered past.

“It’s tragic that in the world’s wealthiest country, 1.6 million teenagers are homeless. To make change, the public needs to know not just numbers, but faces and stories behind those numbers. ‘Lost In America’ is doing just that.”  -Sen. Patrick Leahy

“Don't judge, don't think these kids are bad.  Fill in your definition of bad.  Don't think they are bad, they are in circumstances.  And they need our help.”  

-Jon Bon Jovi

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— -Nelson Mandela

“We have this feeling that we can't do anything....we're only 1 person oursleves, but if we could help one person,  then we could change the world.”

-Russell Simmons

“What’s going on with homeless youth should be an embarrassment to our nation.  Lost in America is incredibly important and necessary right now.”  

-Rep. Karen Bass