Embark News Campaign 25

Embark Georgia Network: Happy Thanksgiving
Embark Georgia

The Embark Georgia statewide network serves post-secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth, community based stakeholders, and K-12 professionals who support former foster and homeless students in their academic endeavors.

Articles and Information:

  1. As the holiday season fast approaches many students experiencing homelessness or foster care don’t have families to return to during academic breaks. Instead of enjoying the warmth of home and family, they scramble for a place to stay, often hiding their situation due to embarrassment. The fear of homelessness during breaks creates tremendous stress, preventing students from focusing on schoolwork. Join the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare (NCHCW), the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), and Covenant House in the Home for the Holidays campaign and be a part of the solution by helping your community develop a plan for assisting these vulnerable youth with housing over breaks.
  2. Daniel Pierce Now Helping LGBT Homeless Youth After Viral Video tells the story of a Daniel Pierce who made international headlines after a video of him being yelled at and hit by his family because he is gay. Daniel provides an update in which he discuss his plans to attend Kennesaw State University in the fall as well as his involvement with the Lost-N-Found non-profit organization. 
  3. Three Colleges Help At-Risk High School Students discusses the combined efforts of Albany's three colleges (Albany Tech, Darton State, and Albany State) to help at-risk high school students attend college and do well there. Embark Georgia is mentioned as well as the Albany Tech DPOC Carla Jester Harrell. 
  4. Hidden Homeless: A Portrait of Youth Homeless in Buffalo, New York. is mini-documentary that was created to educate and raise awareness about the issue of youth homelessness in Buffalo, NY. The video covers various topics regarding public policy, funding, juvenile justice, and youth development. 
Next Regional Network Meeting (Rome): 

 at Georgia Highlands College

Friday, January 23 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm 

Register here.
"We made connections with people in our own backyard that we didn't even know about!"

-- Feedback from attendee 
Our next Regional Meeting will be tomorrow,Friday, January 23 at Georgia Highlands College at 11:00 AM. If you have already registered for this meeting, keep an eye out for an email regarding the exact location of the meeting. Feel free to bring a friend or colleague. 

-- David Meyers and Lori Tiller

As always if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please let us know.  
Link to the Designated Points of Contacts for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 

Save the Date for Regional Meetings!

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The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
– a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia – is dedicated to strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.

Embark Georgia is located at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
David Meyers and Lori Tiller are the network directors. Our offices are located at 

1240 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605

You may contact us by calling 706-542-1108 or emailing  EMBARK@fanning.uga.edu
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