Webinar: Homeless and Foster Youth Attending College

Last week, the largest-ever survey of basic needs security among community college students was released by the Wisconsin Hope Lab. Respondents included 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states throughout the country. The researchers estimate that 33% of students are hungry and 14% are homeless. Look here http://wihopelab.com/publications/hungry-and-homeless-in-college-report.pdf for the report.

Photo courtesy of UW-La Crosse

Photo courtesy of UW-La Crosse

Our next webinar specifically addresses that population. High school and college students who are homeless and/or foster youth face unique challenges navigating the college admission process and maintaining their enrollment: Where will they live? How will they negotiate campus life? Who will help them solve problems?

The webinar will feature Greta Munns, Outreach Specialist for the Fostering Success Program located within the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, and Joel Helms, Director of Admissions at UW-Stout. They will talk about how UW-Stout has responded to the challenges of homelessness, and they will take questions about admissions and homelessness.

The webinar is scheduled for 11 am on April 18, and we anticipate it will last 30 to 45 minutes. Space is limited. Counselors may register for the webinar here https://docs.google.com/a/ux.wisconsin.edu/forms/d/11uPFdOXxJFeJ2oFp1hdXgNaZ9s0-hB_RhS9iuZvjKqY/edit.