Archived Homeless List Serve Messages
SUBJECT: NAEHCY Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit
LISTSERVE MESSAGE DATE: March 23, 2012
Dear McKinney-Vento Listserve Recipients:
I would like to share with you and providers serving homeless youth around the state a free resource available from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY). NAEHCY works with shelters, RHYA programs, and other providers of services to homeless children and youth across the country, to help students access K-12 and post-secondary levels.
NAEHCY recently completed an "Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit" specifically designed for shelters and service providers. The Toolkit includes a series of 1-2 page briefs that provide tools and strategies to help enroll unaccompanied homeless youth in school, support their success, access outside services, complete the FAFSA, and prepare for higher education. The briefs address such topics as:
Protocol for Enrolling Unaccompanied Youth in School
HEARTH Act Basics and Collaborating with Schools Under HEARTH
Access to Services Tip Sheets (Medicaid, TANF, Social Security, SNAP, shelter, consent for health care, etc.)
FAFSA Basics and Practical Tips
Strategies to Prepare Homeless Youth for College and Support Them Through Graduation
The toolkit is free and available to download at http://naehcy.org/tk/ssp.html.
I hope you will share information about the Toolkit with your networks and members. I think the information it contains will help all our service providers in their efforts to support youth who are homeless.
Legal Director, National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
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(The preceding information is not legal advice and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining professional legal advice. This email does not create an attorney-client relationship with you.)
Supervisor, Federal Compliance
Coordinator, McKinney-Vento Program
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Office: 573-522-8763 Fax: 573-526-6698
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