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SUBJECT:   Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers for College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homeless


Good afternoon colleagues:

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is pleased to announce the availability of a new resource, entitled College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness: A Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers.
The past several years have seen a heightened interest in the issue of access to higher education for students experiencing homelessness. This heightened interest is due, at least in part, to the September 2007 passing of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, including its provisions related to unaccompanied homeless youth. As interest in the issue increased, NAEHCY realized the need for a resource that would provide information on a variety of topics related to college access and success for homeless youth.
The toolkit serves as a comprehensive resource on the issue of higher education access and success for homeless students, including information on:

The toolkit provides local homeless education liaisons, State Coordinators for Homeless Education, school counselors, college admission counselors, college financial aid administrators, and youth shelters and other service providers with the resources they need to understand the options and supports available for college-bound homeless youth and assist these youth in accessing them.


Download the toolkit at


Donna Cash

Federal Supervisor

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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