Homeless Children and Youth on the Rise

Issue Brief:

“Back-to-School” Brings normalcy to homeless children

“For each move to a different school, homeless children and youth lose 3-6 months of education.”

(Montpelier) Sometimes school is the most consistent setting in a homeless child’s life. But even that stability can be tenuous. In the crush of “back-to-school” rituals and anxiety about new teachers and classes, there are some students whose new school year is fraught with more uncertainty and challenges than most others. They are the growing numbers of homeless children and youth in Vermont, who make up at least one-third… [read the Issue Brief and Press Release]

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