Youth Engagement Team Initiative (YETI) Report
January 2017 Edition
Recent Youth News & Updates
On December 21st, Governor Dannel Malloy was joined by CT Department of Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein and State Department of Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell to discuss efforts to end youth homelessness in Connecticut.
Connecticut has committed to ending youth homelessness by 2020. “We know that with smart investments and providing needed services we can accomplish this goal,” Governor Malloy said. The roundtable, which took place in Meriden’s Maloney High School, discussed a free toolkit to raise awareness among high school students on the rights of homeless and unstably housed youth and young adults.
The toolkit is a great way to connect with the schools in your region to encourage them to participate in the 2017 CT Youth Count! The School Engagement Packet, which contains a letter from the superintendent of Meriden Public Schools recommending the collaboration of schools in the process of ending youth homelessness, includes a lesson plan on the rights of homeless youth and young adults as well as information on getting involved in the 2017 CT Youth Count! and youth-help.org.
To read more about their discussion and the new toolkit on engaging schools in the effort to end youth homelessness, click here.
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