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Celebrate the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act 45th Anniversary During #NRPM2019

October 31, 2019

Every November, National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM) shines a light on runaway and homeless youth issues and raises awareness about the programs and resources available to support these young people. This year, NRPM aligns with the 45th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.

Rural Youth Homelessness in America

October 21, 2019

Homelessness is not just a problem in large cities. In fact, rural youth are as likely to experience homelessness as their counterparts in urban areas. Combined with greater distances to reach social services and less infrastructure than in urban areas, young people experiencing homelessness in rural areas face unique challenges.

Get to Know a Grantee: Looking Glass

October 9, 2019

The RHY Clearinghouse 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 Looking Glass Youth and Family Services in Eugene, OR. Looking Glass was among the first youth-serving organizations to receive FYSB funding; they were first awarded an RHY grant in 1974.

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.

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November is National Runaway Prevention Month (NRPM)

November 1 - #NRPM2019 Facebook Profile Picture

November 2-5 – National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth 31st Annual Conference: We the People in Washington, DC

November 4-8 – National Runaway Safeline NRS hosts Education Week

November 5 at 3:00 p.m. ET. #NRPM2019 Twitter Chat

November 10 – SchoolHouse Connection Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program deadline

November 12 at 1:00 pm. ET. SchoolHouse Connection webinar: Be Attentive to Attendance: How Chronic Absenteeism Affects Students Experiencing Homelessness

November 12 – #NRPM2019 Wear Green Day

November 12-14 – National Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees Training in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

November 14-15 – West Coast Convening hosts WCC 10.5 in Los Angeles, CA

November 14-16 – Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 30th Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ

November 16 – A Night to End Youth Homelessness