McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Toolkit

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The National Center for Homeless Education's Local Homeless Education Liaison Toolkit will help you understand the federal act that mandates access to education for homeless children and youth and how it's being put into practice.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act mandates that all homeless children and youth must have access to a public education, and that barriers to accessing this education must be eliminated. According to the Act, every local school district must have a local homeless education liaison who works with schools to support homeless youth and help them stay in school.

Though the toolkit is designed for liaisons, who typically work for the school district, it can also be used to advocate for bringing a liaison into communities that do not yet have one, or to assist service providers working with homeless and runaway youth in accessing federal and educational resources to ensure the academic success of their youth.

Want to know more about McKinney-Vento? 

NCFY offers a quick breakdown of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, as well as how it can support your work with runaway and homeless youth. You may also wish to learn how to work with your local homeless education liaison to raise funds for your program.


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