Do you have feedback about how the United States government agencies can improve early childhood learning and educational outcomes for youth and children experiencing homelessness and/or strategies for ending homelessness among unaccompanied youth up to age 24?
If you do, now is your opportunity to share your input with the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH.) USICH has announced the launch of an interactive forum for stakeholders to provide feedback on these critical issues.
As background, in 2010 USICH released Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness and then issued its first update to the plan in 2011. Its four goals for ending homelessness among different populations included ending homelessness for families, youth and children by 2020. USICH is planning a second annual update to Opening Doors that will include a particular emphasis on:
issues related to educational outcomes for children and youth and
the needs of unaccompanied youth.
USICH says that the feedback and the guidance from other experts and practitioners to create action steps, framework and both short- and long-term priorities.
USICH will accept comments until Monday, April 30, 2012. Click here to participate in the forum.