Sending Office: Honorable James B. Renacci
Supported By: SchoolHouse Connection, First Focus Campaign for Children, American School Counselor Association, StandUp for Kids, National Education Association, National Network for Youth, Civic Enterprises, Family Promise
Current Cosponsors: Jim Renacci, Derek Kilmer, Steve Stivers, Seth Moulton, James Langevin, Stevan Pearce, Sheila Jackson Lee, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bob Gibbs, Bill Foster, Susan Brooks, Jared Polis, Brian
Fitzpatrick, Tom Marino
We invite you to become a cosponsor of the Preparing Homeless Youth for Education and Employment Act. This bipartisan, commonsense legislation will provide our nation’s homeless youth with increased access to dropout prevention and college and career counseling
services to better educational and employment outcomes.
A student’s homeless status unquestionably impacts his or her enrollment, attendance, and success in school. Numerous studies on homelessness have demonstrated that homeless students have lower educational attainment rates on nearly every measure of performance
when compared to other demographic groups.
The Preparing Homeless Youth for Education and Employment Act addresses this issue by expanding the list of activities and services for which the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program provides grants to local education agencies. Specifically,
it authorizes the provision of in-person dropout prevention and college and career counseling services to homeless children and youths, which may include counseling related to employability skills, the credits needed to graduate and pursue higher education,
the financial aid and scholarship process, or exploration of postsecondary education opportunities.
I hope you will join us in cosponsoring this bipartisan legislation. For more details, please contact Shane Hand with Congressman Renacci’s office at (202) 225-3876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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