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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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How Are America's Young Adults Doing? New Report Takes a Look
There are 31.2 million young adults in the United States. Much of the news about them is positive.

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'Don't Call Them Dropouts'
A report from America's Promise Alliance asks why young people leave high school and what might bring them back.

Flyers about aid for homeless students.

All the Pointers You Need to Help Homeless Students Finish High School--And Go on to College
Add "Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit for Shelters and Service Providers," from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, to your back-to-school reading list.

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New Guidance on When Eligible Students Can Begin Receiving Free School Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released new guidance on the effective date of free school meal or milk benefits for students, including homeless children and teens.

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Five Ways to Help Youth Stay in School and Get Jobs
Education and employment are two of the most valuable things any at-risk youth can have.

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