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ASCA Webinar - College Readiness Support for Homeless Youth
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When: Thursday, April 13, 2017
2:00 PM
Where: United States

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Learn more about a new requirement under Title IX, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for school counselors to assist homeless youth with college readiness and preparation. Hear specific strategies school counselors can use to encourage a college-going mindset among homeless youth and help these youth cover college application expenses.

Learning Objections
Upon completion of this webinar, attendees should be able to:

  1. Discuss the dynamics of family and youth homelessness, including the causes of family and youth homelessness, the effects of homelessness on education and the educational supports needed by homeless youth
  2. Explain the new ESSA requirement for school counselors to assist homeless youth with college readiness and preparation
  3. Identify support available for homeless youth to cover college application and tuition expenses, including available waivers and federal financial aid assistance
  4. Recognize how to connect with the local homeless education liaison in their school district

Christina Dukes is the federal liaison for the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE). She represents NCHE and the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program in federal policy discussions about preventing and ending youth and family homelessness. She also provides technical assistance to educator and service provider audiences about supporting the education of homeless children and youth in the form of webinars, face-to-face trainings and written resources.

April 13, 2017, 2 p.m. Eastern

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