Education of Homeless Children & Youth
The Guide to Their Rights
Despite the legal protections of the McKinney-Vento Act,
homeless children and youth sometimes need help enrolling and participating in
Various individuals can, and should, step forward to provide
assistance. Parents, relatives, family
friends, school and school district personnel, shelter providers, youth program
workers, social workers, advocates, and the students themselves can all play a
role in helping young people get an education.
If you are such a person, this booklet will get you started.