MTV looks at life on the street, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4

Breaking the cycle of homelessness is an on-going issue that currently affects more than 10,000 young people in Canada.*

In an all-new, two-part edition of the original social issues series MTV NEWS PRESENTS: IMPACT, viewers get an unprecedented look into the life of street youth.

The first 30-minute episode of MTV NEWS PRESENTS IMPACT: GIMME SHELTER premieres Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, followed by Part Two one week later on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

Equipping five homeless youth in Toronto with their own camera for nearly a month, this latest edition of the original Canadian program IMPACT gives viewers a first-hand account of the daily struggles they face, the tough choices they make, and their will to survive.

Honest and raw in their storytelling, the five youth profiled in MTV NEWS PRESENTS IMPACT: GIMME SHELTER guide viewers through the challenges of breaking the vicious cycle of transitioning into the system via first-person narration. The episode explores the lives of a busker living on the street; a rapper stuck in the shelter system; an unsettled 18-year-old trying to reconnect with her family; a young couple dealing with mental illness; and a 22-year-old man abandoned twice by his mother.

This is the tenth installment of the MTV NEWS PRESENTS IMPACT series. These ongoing specials take an in-depth look at serious topics that impact MTV viewers in Canada and aim to spark discussion and debate. Previous installments include the highly rated MTV NEWS PRESENTS IMPACT: INSIDE THE PROTEST which sparked a flux of conversation and opinions about the G20 protests and showdown between riot police and protesters in the summer of 2010 in Toronto, and MTV NEWS PRESENTS IMPACT: BULLIED TO DEATH, which explored the sudden emergence of suicides associated with anti-gay bullying and shed light on real life bully experiences.

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