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McKinney-Vento: Meeting the Needs of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Approximately 4.2 million youth and young adults experience some form of homelessness each year. Meeting the needs of unaccompanied homeless youth is one of the important responsibilities of a McKinney-Vento liaison. This webinar will focus on using the provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act to determine eligibility for benefits and to provide the supports that foster academic success.


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act as it relates to the rights of unaccompanied homeless youth.

  • Describe the educational barriers that impact academic growth and determine strategies to ensure success.

  • Acquire strategies to support the education and social-emotional success of students experiencing temporary housing.

  • Use resources to meet the needs of unaccompanied homeless youth.

Key Resources

PDF of PowerPoint

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Unaccompanied Youth Eligibility Flowchart


Unaccompanied Youth Q&A

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For more resources, visit the Unaccompanied Youth page.

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