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Photojournalist Creates Pictures of Hope To Inspire Homeless Youth

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In this holiday season, it's important to remember those people less fortunate than us. An internationally-acclaimed photojournalist is doing just that using her talent to help people.

FOXs Kelly Wright shows us how this photographer is helping kids set their sights on achieving the American Dream.

"My hope is to take care of my mom. my dream is to have a big house," 12-year-old Shaheed Boagarty said

"My dream is to help orphans. My dream is to help other homeless people. My hope is for women abuse to stop," 12-year-old Brittney Ambrose said.

These are kids who represent the growing number of children who are homeless. Throughout America, so many of them are living in poverty.

It's heartbreaking to know that many of these children will spend their Christmas living in a shelter without ever receiving a gift. Homelessness is a nagging problem that plagues life in America.

There is no single reason for its rise and there is no single bullet for curing it.

Linda Solomon is an award-winning photojournalist.

"I just know that so many children are homeless due to economic hardship and that is the reason," Solomon said.

Through the lens of her camera she has captured golden moments in the lives of numerous celebrities and events.

Solomon's eye for taking great pictures opened the window of her heart to the plight of America's forgotten, homeless children.so she launched Pictures of Hope.

Chevrolet sponsors the program in twelve cities to provide a unique way of making people aware of children in need.

Linda teaches them how to use a professional camera, and how to take pictures as a photojournalist.

"All of their dreams are for others. so many of the children are dreaming of homes for other people who are homeless. They're dreaming for their mothers to be happy. They're dreaming of their dad to be happy. They're dreaming for god to love them," Solomon said.

The hopes and dreams expressed by children are then developed into holiday greeting cards which are revealed during an unveiling at participating Chevrolet car dealerships, and out of the mouths of babies comes startling revelations that provide valuable observations on what really matters not only at Christmas but every day of the year.

Some of the hopeful messages state:

Angelina writes: "my hope is for people to know that even though you are in a dark situation there is always light to guide you."

Damion writes "my hope is to have a house."

Xavier's card reads "my dream is for an opportunity-instead of dead end."

And Ashara has a card that states"my hope is for love."

"I wrote my hopes and dreams because I have hope for my family and I wrote my dreams for knowledge," Boagarty said.

The hope is to help these children live their lives beyond the dream.

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