U.S. public schools enrolled 1,301,239 children and youth experiencing homelessness during the 2013-2014 school year.
(Source: National Center for Homeless Education)


Homeless children and youth report that school is a home to them – a place where they see the same faces, sit in the same seat, and can put their hearts and minds into pursuits that ease their daily troubles. In school, students gain the skills and support needed to avoid poverty and homelessness as adults.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Whether you are new or "seasoned," NAEHCY's pre-conferences offer unique, unparalleled professional development at a critical time for school districts and communities. Learn how our full day of pre-conferences will help you dive into critical topics with comprehensive content and ample time for discussion.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control will include two homelessness questions on its 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) optional questionnaire. Learn why and how to advocate to get these questions on your state's or school district's YRBS in 2017.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

On May 19, 2016, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the challenges and barriers affecting the ability of homeless and foster youth to pursue a college education. Learn about the report's key findings, and its recommendations for executive actions to improve federal financial assistance for these vulnerable youth.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Last year, President Obama announced that for the 2017-18 academic year, students will be able to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on October 1, 2016. Read more about why this change is extremely important for homeless youth.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

State laws define many of the most basic rights and services for homeless children, youth and families. In 2013, NAEHCY expanded our legislative advocacy beyond the federal arena to include state efforts. Read more about our recent efforts in North Carolina to change consent laws for unaccompanied homeless youth.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The NAEHCY Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students who have demonstrated commitment to education during the experience of homelessness. We interviewed Jolanda Burton, Class of 2007, for the May 2016 edition of NAEHCY News.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Starting this year, students will be able to text NAEHCY to get assistance with questions about college applications, scholarships, financial aid and the FAFSA!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Learn about FY2016 funding for federal programs for children and youth experiencing homelessness included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (H.R. 2029).


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October 28-31, 2017
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