Then Mike and Lisa Irvin join is in studio to discuss Teen Reach Adventure Camp - a program designed for foster children, that will be offered in the Manhattan area in July (girls' 9th-11th, boys' 30th-Aug.1st). Youth face a rough transition as they move from elementary school into high school, but even tougher are these years for adolescents who are in foster care and have experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect. Teen Reach Adventure Camps provide these youth people with a chance to work as a team, trust each other and the counselors and understand their incredible value.
The first hour closes out this week's installation of "The Breakdown" with Chris Hayes. This week's edition looks at "Don't ask; don't tell." President Obama has repeatedly promised to end the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays, lesbians and bisexuals from openly serving in the military. Last month, the House of Representatives took a concrete step towards fulfilling that promise by amending a major defense appropriations bill to include a DADT repeal. But there is a catch: the policy would only be repealed after a Pentagon study on the issue is released in December. On this week's edition of The Breakdown, DC Editor Christopher Hayes asks University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Tobias Wolff about the impact the Pentagon study will have on the repeal of DADT.