Homeless Kids With Education

By Lauren Goodrich

Facts About the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

  • In 2008-2009 school year, Department of Education recorded 930,000 homeless children in public schools
  • In 2011-2012 school year, 1,166,339 homeless children and youth were inrolled in public schools. Dose not look like it is getting better
  • Not all school districts report data to the U.S. Department of Education because it is too time consuming
  • In 2012-2013 majority of the children were living in "doubled-up" quarters, meaning multiple families were living together not by choice.
  • 76,000 of these students were living on their own, such as runaways.
  • 70,000 reported living in a hotel or a motel
  • 1 in 30 children in the U.S. are homeless
  • 70% left their homes to escape violence
  • They are often arrested trying to survive

Why This Needs To Change

Children in order to grow need to learn the basics. They have to get an education in order to get them out of the tough situations. "School is often the only source of stability and security in the lives of children without a home." Being without a home should not mean being without an education. If we push them to succeed in life they will end up in a better place then on the streets.
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A Organization That Is Involved

The National Association For The Education Of Homeless Children and Youth

  • They are building futures through education
  • They serve as the voice and social conscience for the education of children and youth in homeless situations
  • They ensure overall success for the child and youth
  • They accomplish their goals through partnership and education

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Call To Action

  • Providing school district homeless liaisons with perfessional development, training, and additional reasouces
  • Increase access to preschool programs for young homeless children
  • Open summer school, before or after school programs
  • Private tutoring or volunteer tutor
  • Provide or donate supplies (school supplies and clothing)