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Advocates for Children and Youth has partnered with the Public Justice Center and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth to create the Maryland Higher Education Network (HEN). Our goal is to improve higher education outcomes for homeless youth and current and former foster youth. The three focus areas of the HEN are:

  1. Improving implementation of tuition waiver for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (UHY) and Foster Youth (FY) including trainings and statutory fixes
  2. Outreach to ensure UHY, FY, and the professionals who work with them are well informed about the waivers
  3. Ensuring there is a robust service array for UHY & FY on their campuses to help them succeed academically

The HEN hosted a webinar on October 11th. Please find the presentation here.

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every other month from 2:30 pm- 4 pm at ACY, 1 N. Charles Street, Suite 2400, Baltimore, MD 21201. If you can’t attend in person, you can participate via telephone. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, December 12th, 2:30 pm-4 pm. Please feel free to join us!