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Voices of Youth: Education, Homelessness, and Hope

  • SVC-212, Capitol Visitor Center (map)

In Coordination With
U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
U.S. Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH), U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis (D-IL)


Monday, June 10, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:00 A.M.
The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center - SVC 212-10
S Capitol St SE & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

This briefing is a facilitated discussion among eleven youth from across the country who experienced homelessness in high school and throughout much of their childhoods. Youth will discuss the challenges that they experienced in their PreK and K-12 education – and those they are experiencing now in college – as well as the people, programs, and internal attributes that have helped them persist and achieve success. They also will address the connection between youth homelessness and family homelessness.

The conversation is relevant to federal policy related to Pre-K and K-12 education, higher education, housing and homeless assistance, child welfare, and health care.

Youth from California, Florida, Indiana, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Washington state, and Wisconsin will be participating in the discussion. The youth are participants in SchoolHouse Connection’s Youth Leadership and Scholarship Program.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn from young people.

RSVP required for individuals who do not work for a Congressional office.

Please note: This event will not be recorded or live-streamed.