SchoolHouse Connection invites you to:

Youth Voices: Homelessness, Hope, and The Road Ahead

In Coordination With U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Senate Kennedy Caucus Room
325 Russell Senate Office Building
This briefing is a facilitated discussion among twelve youth and young adults from across the country who experienced homelessness in high school and throughout much of their childhoods. Participants will discuss the challenges that they experienced in their K-12 education – and those they are experiencing now in college or the workforce – as well as the people, programs, and internal attributes that have helped them persist and achieve success. They also will address the connection between homelessness and mental health challenges, and the connection between youth homelessness and family homelessness.
The conversation is relevant to federal policy related to K-12 education, higher education, mental health, housing and homeless assistance, food and nutrition, and foster care.
Young people from Alabama, California, Idaho, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Oregon will be participating in the discussion. The youth and young adults are participants in SchoolHouse Connection’s Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn from youth and young adults.

Please note: This event will not be recorded or live-streamed.

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