Number of Homeless Students Climbs for 8th Consecutive Year!
Numbers released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction show that in 2015-16, 39,671 Washington students were counted as homeless. The number is an 11.7 percent increase from 2014-15 and nearly double (a 90.9% increase) the 2008-09 count. The numbers are collected annually as part of the federal McKinney-Vento Act, which provides that homeless students be given the same access to education as other students and cannot be separated from other students.
“Children shouldn’t have to worry about where they will sleep at night,” said Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “It’s incredibly difficult for a child to succeed if basic needs are not being met. Compared to students with stable housing, homeless students are more likely to miss school or drop out entirely.” ...
Join us for a workshop to gain job searching skills and learn how to sell yourself during a job interview. After the workshop, there will be time for mock interviews and other resources.
This workshop is for young adults, 16 - 26 years.
Refreshments will be served.
After the workshop, there will be time for mock interviews and other resources. From 4 – 6 p.m. we will have:
• A representative from El Centro de la Raza to help with healthcare registration and questions.
• Staff from Neighborcare Health's Youth Clinic with giveaways!
• Staff from ROOTS Young Adult Shelter for one-on-one financial coaching.
• Staff from Seattle Education Access to offer education support.
• A case manager from Teen Feed.
• Free haircuts from stylists at Rudy's
• Free ice cream from Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream!
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This is the second workshop in this two-part series. "Rock your resume" will be held on February 15th from 2 - 4 pm: www.facebook.com/events/1906193412946962/