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Self-sufficiency

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5 Tips for Supporting Young Mothers' Road to College
Advice from staff at The Care Center, a comprehensive college preparation program for teen moms in Holyoke, MA.

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Q&A: American Youth Policy Forum on Transitioning Youth from Foster Care
Creating Access to Opportunities for Youth in Transition from Foster Care, a new policy brief from the American Youth Policy Forum, identifies three key areas where youth need support.

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Help Would-Be First-Generation Students Get Support for Their College Dreams
Two websites offer resources and a sense of community to young people aiming to be the first in their families to pursue higher education.

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4 Ways to Help Homeless Students Overcome Barriers to Scholarship Funding
Advice from Cyekeia Lee, director of higher education initiatives at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth.

Jessica McCormick

NCFY Voices: Making it From the Streets to the Classroom
Jessica McCormick explains how service providers can better help homeless youth reach college and succeed there.

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Bright Idea: An Arizona Partnership Gives Young People 'In-House' Legal Counsel
A unique collaboration between a youth-serving organization and a nonprofit law firm is helping homeless young people clear legal hurdles.

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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.

Kristin Ferguson

Q&A: Kristin Ferguson on Supporting Young People as They Learn to Support Themselves
Learn how to get homeless young people employed in the formal economy by way of three equally important ingredients: clinical, case management, and employment support services.

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Five Ways to Improve 'Self-Regulation' in Traumatized Youth
A psychologist shares recommendations for enabling young people to control their emotions and make wise decisions.

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