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Education Help for Runaway and Homeless Youth

June 17, 2019

For more than 30 years, one piece of federal legislation has ensured that runaway and homeless youth receive the same educational opportunities as their peers with stable housing. In this RHY Issue Brief, you'll find information about the McKinney-Vento Act, students' rights under the legislation, where to find state and local Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, and much more.

Get to Know a Grantee: Sea Haven

May 31, 2019

Every month, the RHY Clearinghouse highlights the work of RHY grantees through the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire. For this edition, we spoke with the executive director of Sea Haven in Myrtle Beach, SC. Sea Haven has secured and maintained FYSB grants for more than two decades and has successfully sustained program services during periods when FYSB funds were not available.

Get to Know a Grantee: Alternatives for Girls

May 17, 2019

We developed the Get to Know a Grantee questionnaire to illustrate the great variety of youth-serving FYSB grantees, to share their insights on the work that they do, and to inspire collaboration and the sharing of experiences and ideas. This month, we feature Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit-based nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and explore opportunities to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.

Q&A: New RHY Resources From the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

May 7, 2019

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, the only nonprofit legal agency working to end and prevent homelessness in the U.S., recently published Alone Without a Home, which looks at 13 key issue areas affecting the lives and futures of unaccompanied youth.

Calendar

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June 1-4 – National CASA/GAL Annual Conference Better Together: Building Stronger Families to Change Children’s Lives in Atlanta, GA

June 2-5 – National Children’s Alliance hosts the 2019 Leadership Conference in Washington, DC

June 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Youth Collaboratory webinar: Measuring Up: Youth-Level Outcomes and Measures for System Responses to Youth Homelessness: A Findings Review

June 6 – UCAN hosts 20th Annual Youth Leadership Awards Dinner in Chicago, IL

June 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET. SAMHSA Homeless and Housing Resource Network webinar: People with Lived Experience: Achieving Meaningful Involvement in Advisory Groups

June 12 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention webinar: More than Half: Brain Injury among Justice-Involved Youth

June 12-15 – National Foster Parent Association hosts 49th Annual Education Conference in Garden Grove, CA

June 13 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Youth Collaboratory webinar: Measuring Up: Youth-Level Outcomes and Measures for System Responses to Youth Homelessness: Implications and Applications

June 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention webinar: Improving Your Local Juvenile Justice System through Cross-System Collaboration

June 17-19 –Youth-led/HUD-approved Point Source Youth Symposium at New York University

June 18-22 – The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children’s 26th Colloquium: Promoting Trauma-Informed Practice in all Disciplines in Salt Lake City, UT

June 19-22 – Coalition for Juvenile Justice Annual Conference: Bridging the Gap: Improving Outcomes for all Youth in Washington, DC

June 18-20 – Global Youth Justice’s 22nd Annual Youth Justice Training in Las Vegas, NV

June 20 at 3:30 p.m. ET. SAMSHA Homeless and Housing Resource Network Spotlight Series webinar: Funding and Policy Considerations

June 23-26 – National Dropout Prevention Center hosts 1st Annual National Trauma-Skilled Schools Conference in Kissimmee, FL

June 27 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National HIV Testing Day