New Study Ranks States on How Well They Help Homeless Students. Where Does Your State Rank?

74 - June 25, 2017

Homeless students have long been considered an invisible population in American education policy discussions, but the new federal education law puts a renewed emphasis on identifying and serving them. In recent years, some states have focused on success for displaced youth. However, huge disparities still exist across the country, according to a new report by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness.

Also: Out of the Shadows: A State-by-State Ranking of Accountability for Homeless Students:

Published in Children's Justice Act

In October, Rise will start a new writing workshop for young parents who grew up in foster care. Please share the application widely. Since 2012, our 'My Story, My Life' project has amplified the voices of young parents who grew up in foster care through writing, public speaking and collaborations with researchers and policymakers.  

Sponsored by RISE

Published in Youth
Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

Language in the Youth Movement

Language in the Youth Movement

by Johanna Bergan and Jeremy Long

Please remember, depending on the community or system, these terms may have the same or different meanings so be sure to consider each group separately. The conversation of word meaning will continue with other youth groups nationwide and the plan is to continually build on this document and strengthen its purpose. The facilitated guide used in this project is available for use in any community or system. Please request a facilitator’s guide from Youth M.O.V.E. National by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Published in Children's Justice Act

Youth Advocate to Advocate for Youth:  The Next Transition 

 by Lacy Kendrick Burk and Johanna Bergan

Advocate for Youth. The steps are not defined by age or other demographic but instead by personal experience. The transition period will take varying lengths of time for each individual to complete. While this guide may be useful for those anywhere on this journey, it may be most applicable to those ages 15-30 and adults who support youth voice.

Published in Children's Justice Act

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