Answer: An important first step in your advocacy is to make sure the student is connected to the homeless liaison, who can assist with removing barriers to academics and extracurricular activities. Depending on what is happening with the student’s grades, he may be able to get a waiver for participating in varsity sports. If you can connect his struggling grades with his homelessness, which seems likely due to his mobility and the correlation in time of his loss of housing and the drop in his grades, there is a strong argument that he should get a waiver.

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