Winston-Salem Chronicle

Been There: Man to discuss his experience living as homeless

One day in 2002, Mike Yankoski, a college student, heard a sermon about living a Christian life. The sermon caused him to look at his life, and he didn’t like what he saw, he said. Yankoski said that he withdrew from Westmont College in Santa Barbara and drew up a list of cities that he wanted to visit with help from an advisory board made up of professors, pastors and staff at rescue missions. more

Man who left college for homelessness will speak

Reservations are now being taken for a Tuesday, Sept. 9 program at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission New Life Center that will highlight the struggles of the homeless. Author Mike Yankoski will speak at the center during a dinner program. Yankoski gained a unique insight into America’s homeless problem when he and Sam purvic, a college friend, chose to leave school for five months and live as homeless men. He vividly describes his experiences in the book, “Under the Overpass.” Yankoski eventually did graduate from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more