Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

What is the McKinney Vento Act? The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110, Subtitle B) was enacted to make sure homeless youth have access to appropriate education while removing barriers that homeless children face.  The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Its goal is to minimize interruptions to the education of homeless youth and remove any barriers to school enrollment, education, nutrition, transportation, and participation in extra curricular activities. CCTI is committed to working collaboratively with families and local agencies to support homeless youth in our school community.

For more information and resources regarding Homelessness and Unaccompanied Youth, please visit the following websites:

PDE Homeless Website-

Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness-

CCTI’s Homeless Liaison Contact Information
Christine Trovato
(570) 325-3682 ext. 1509

Regional Contact Information
Jeff Zimmerman,  Regional Coordinator
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
(570) 718-4613
(570) 301-4990 cell

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