Did you know that 1,360,747 homeless students were reported enrolled by U.S. public schools in the 2013-2014 school year? Were you aware that 2/3 of the adults experiencing homelessness have not received a high school diploma or completed a GED?
On a regular basis, 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.
Education is the key to preventing homelessness for today’s children and youth. They absolutely need and deserve educational opportunities commensurate to those of their housed peers.
As you explore our website you will find information on current legislation and advocacy efforts, research findings, professional development opportunities and tools, and many other resources to support your work with children and youth in your local community. We strive to update the website frequently and invite you to visit often, we welcome your ongoing support and dialogue.
The NAEHCY Board of Directors thanks you for your contribution to our collective national effort to ensure that ALL children receive appropriate services for their academic success and enrichment so that no child experiencing homelessness is left behind. Together, it is possible.