Bringing youth to the table: Raise your community’s focus on unaccompanied youth with a TA grant from NAEHCY
“I appreciate you being here, but I’m homeless now. I hope you’re not going to be another one of those groups of adults who sit around talking. We need you to do something.”
— Teenaged Task Force participant, San Diego CA
Photo of a NAEHCY Task Force
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is offering technical assistance grants to help communities focus on unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness. The grant consists of hands-on support and modest funding to start a Local Youth Homelessness Task Force, designed to facilitate inter-agency collaboration and services supporting unaccompanied youth. After conducting a needs assessment to gather information directly from young people about their most pressing unmet needs, Task Forces work together to implement creative, responsive strategies. Task Force members include a wide array of youth-serving programs, guided and led by young people.
A clip of a speech from one of NAEHCY’s Task Force Youth Leaders