Education Among youth experiencing homelessNESS in america
The relationship between education attainment and homelessness is bidirectional.
Low educational attainment is a risk factor for homelessness*...
Young adults with less than a high school diploma or GED were
more likely to report experiencing homelessness than their peers who completed high school.
...and homelessness is a risk factor for lower education attainment.
Young adults who experienced homelessness were less than
as likely to be enrolled in four-year college as stably housed peers.
Supporting young people’s housing stability makes it easier for them to focus on school and educational success. And supporting educational opportunity for young people experiencing homelessness increases long-term income and safety nets needed to make a sustainable exit from homelessness.
Housing matters. Education matters.
We need systemic solutions that address them both together.
Learn more from Chapin Hall in its Missed Opportunities: Education Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America.
STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN CALIFORNIA
During the 2019-2020 school year,
of California's K-12 students experienced homelessness.
High School Graduation
of homeless students graduated high school while
of non-homeless students graduated high school.
Learn more about students experiencing homelessness in California from the California Department of Education in its 2019-2020 School Year Homeless Education Data Fact Sheet.