NCSL’s new Youth Homelessness Fellows program will focus on the causes and consequences of youth and young adult homelessness, and potential policy solutions. The program is designed to provide educational support and technical assistance to legislators and legislative staff with a discernible interest in youth homelessness who are in a position to influence policy in their state. The program is ideal for those who chair, serve on or staff relevant policy or budget/appropriations committees.
The program provides legislators and legislative staff a unique opportunity to focus intensively on the impact of youth homelessness and its intersection with the child welfare, juvenile justice and education systems. Fellows engage in thoughtful policy discussions, learn from nationally recognized experts, connect with their peers from other states and receive technical assistance from NCSL.
Thanks to the Raikes Foundation and The Annie E. Casey Foundation, NCSL can offer this experience at no cost to members.