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Were you aware that 2/3 of adults experiencing homelessness have not received a high school diploma or completed a GED?

The Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA)

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Background Information

On January 27, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA), S. 262, was introduced in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Collins (R-ME). The RHYTPA makes critical updates to Runaway and Homeless Youth Act programs to enable them to serve unaccompanied homeless youth better. The RHYTPA:

  • includes new provisions to combat trafficking and discrimination.
  • increases the length of stays in Basic Centers from 21 to 30 days.
  • requires RHYA grantees to assist youth with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more information on the RHYTPA, visit http://www.nn4youth.org/public-policy/ActionCenterRHYA2014Reauthorization.

Action Needed

Please act today to support the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA):

  1. Write a letter to your U.S. Senators urging them to sign on as a co-sponsor of S. 262, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act. Visit http://www.nn4youth.org/node/534 to send a letter online.
  2. Add your organization’s name to a national sign-on letter in support of the legislation detailed below by visiting http://tinyurl.com/RHYA2015.
  3. Spread the word! Please share this information with your networks.

For More Information

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