Tools to Help You Serve Unaccompanied, Undocumented Youth
Several National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth resources offer information about education rights and immigration relief.
When Are Migrant Students Eligible for Homeless Education Services?
With school back in session soon, this could come in handy: A new brief from the National Center for Homeless Education aims to help educators and service providers understand the federally funded education programs for migrant and homeless youth, so that young people eligible for both types of services are able to get assistance.
Q&A: Megan McKenna on Legal Aid for Undocumented Youth
Each year, thousands of youth come to the United States illegally without a parent or guardian. Many of them wind up in immigration court without a lawyer to help them navigate the system. To find out what youth workers can do to help these young people, NCFY spoke with Megan McKenna, who directs communications and advocacy for Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit that arranges free legal representation for undocumented, unaccompanied youth.