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NCHE Brief: School Counselor Supports for College Preparation and Readiness for Students Experiencing Homelessness

The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), which operates the Department of Education's technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program, published a brief in August 2021 that explores the role of school counselors in providing college preparation and readiness supports to students experiencing homelessness; and recommends school partnership strategies to ensure that homeless students receive the individualized supports needed to transition successfully to postsecondary education.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic information about the role of the school counselor;
  • The types of supports school counselors can provide students experiencing homelessness;
  • Strategies for partnership between school counselors, local homeless education liaisons, other school staff, parents/guardians/other caregivers, institutions of higher education, and federal GEAR UP and TRIO programs; and
  • Resources for more information.

Read the brief here or download it below.

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