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As part of their quest to put youth on the road to self-sufficiency and independence, the Family and Youth Service Bureau’s runaway and homeless youth programs provide education and employment assistance to the young people they serve. This issue of NCFY Reports explores how youth-serving agencies are linking education and employment to create brighter futures for runaway and homeless youth. Homeless education experts explain how recent amendments to the Federal law governing access to public education for homeless youth have made going to school easier for many young people, and youth service providers discuss the GED as an option for some youth. The issue also looks at ways youth employment specialists are instilling in young people the basic skills needed for any job, and follows the steps they take to help youth explore careers and land stable jobs.