Homelessness Questions on the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Next year’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) could generate the largest national pool of data on youth homelessness ever collected—but it won’t happen without advocacy. For the first time ever, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has included two homelessness questions on its 2017 YRBS optional questionnaire. The YRBS includes a national school-based survey of high school students conducted every two years, as well as regional surveys in individual states and some school districts. The survey monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults. Read More.

NAEHCY Scholar Summit in Washington, D.C.

The Class of 2014 NAEHCY scholars convened in Washington D.C., on June 12-15 for a summit that not only yielded results in shaping federal education policy, but also was a sweet reunion of friends who had bonded 18 months earlier, when they first received their scholarships. "It was great to see my fellow scholars with whom I have become close. I have not come across many people in my life who I can talk to and relate with in the way I can with these friends. It was a once in a lifetime event to meet the Secretary of Education John King." Read More.

New National Report: Hidden in Plain Sight

Today, the GradNation campaign released a ground-breaking new report authored by Civic Enterprises that provides insight into how educators, policymakers and community organizations can help more students cope with homelessness, graduate from high school, and have a better shot at adult success. Learn more.

Board Notes: Transitions and Fall Elections

NAEHCY is the leading voice for homeless children, youth, and education in the country. This is attributed to a history of strong leadership, fearless advocates, and a dedicated Board of Directors. In the past few months, NAEHCY has experienced some transition within our leadership. We want to keep our members informed of those changes.

Make the Most of Your NAEHCY Conference

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.


NAEHCY 2016 Annual Awards Nominations Due September 16

Over the years, the annual NAEHCY awards have become an important mechanism by which we can recognize our colleagues for the outstanding service they have provided to children and youth experiencing homelessness. Award recipients are selected through a screening and selection process overseen by a dedicated committee of state coordinators and other experts in the field. Award winners are recognized at a special ceremony held during the NAEHCY Annual Conference. All award nominations must be submitted by the close of business (COB - MT) on September 16, 2016. Learn more.

Strength in Numbers: Conferences and Collaborations to Support Homeless Youth in Higher Education

A close partner of NAEHCY’s Higher Education Initiative, U-ACCESS has become a leader in establishing best practices to support homeless students. Learn about U-ACCESS' third annual conference to support homeless and foster youth in higher education.

2017 YRBS Optional Question List Released

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.

GAO Releases New Report on Homeless and Foster Youth

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.

October 1 FAFSA Date Could Help More Homeless Youth Apply for Financial Aid

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.

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