Toolkit for Meeting the Educational Needs of Runaway and Homeless Youth

Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) fall through the holes of society’s safety net daily. They fall outside of many of the societal institutions that provide vital links to programs and services that could help them overcome homelessness and become productive members of society. One of these vital institutions is schools. Schools - teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, nurses, and anyone else in the building with a stake in our children’s education - working in concert with community-based organizations that serve RHY can have a positive impact on the physical and academic well-being of these young people. Schools can play an important role in linking RHY with necessary programs and services, but they first must become aware of partners in the community, existing resources, and strategies to reach those young people in greatest need of service.

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United States