Embark News Campaign 37

Embark Georgia: Updates and Announcements (Don't forget to visit our website for additional news)

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 education.

Join us on August 31 to learn more about unaccompanied homeless youth through a webinar presented by Cyekeia Lee. More information is presented below. 
News and Information:

How a Young Woman Used Her Homelessness Experience to Help Others: Jessica Sutherland used her upbringing as motivation to escape homelessness, graduate college and create a nonprofit organization to help normalize the college experience for young adults with similar situations as her own. 

Homelessness Being Noticed By Congress: U.S. Congress may become proactive about homeless youth through amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to require states to provide information on the academic progress of homeless and foster youth. 

How to Help Older Youth Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood: The National Conference of State Legislatures has provided information in this article to inform readers about the opportunities different states provide to help youth with this transition. 

beFIERCE: Our Space created a toolkit to aid LGBTQ foster youth and provide them with positive information and reassurance. 

A Closer Look Into Youth Homelessness: Take a closer look into the struggles and daily hurdles students living through homelessness in college face, how these struggles could change with government help and students' personal feelings toward this situation.


Designated Points of Contact Webinar on August 31, 2015 at 3PM with Cyekeia Lee on the new Subsequent Year Determination for youth experiencing homelessness 

Cyekeia Lee is the Director of Higher Education Initiatives, with the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY).

Printable version for the  Designated Points of Contacts

Visit Embark Website for more information

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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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