We Long to Say this to the 1,500+ York County Students Who Experienced Homelessness During the Past Year.*
IMPACT on EDUCATION
Every time a student has to change schools for a negative reason, they may lose up to three (3) months of education.
IMPACT on MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH
The stress that comes with homelessness increases the risk of mental illness.
Living without a home can increase fear, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and can lead to substance abuse as a coping mechanism.
*We are using the definition for homelessness as outlined in the federal McKinney-Vento act. We will share more about this information throughout the week.
Click here to learn more: https://nche.ed.gov/mckinney-vento-definition/
Home Can Be a Person
Home can be a personWas that exactly what you said?Home can be a personOne million thoughts went through my head.
Do you mean to tell meA person can be four walls,Someone could be a medicine chestTo help you through your scrapes and falls?
Friday's Virtual Art Gallery will feature powerful student voices. It is our hope you will be moved to awareness and activism. This is a tough issue to face but with courage and compassion, we can create solutions in our community. (Click here FRIDAY for more info on that session).
We hope you are inspired by our amazing student-driven voices. There are about a dozen videos on the ECYEH YouTube Channel.
From Around York County
Thank you to West York Area School District for sharing their "Red Shirt Day" with us!
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT PLANNING PARTNERS: