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College and Career Support for Undocumented, Foster, and Homeless Youth Webinar

In this College, Career, and Counseling Webinar, our panelists will share insights on working with young people transitioning from homelessness and out of foster care to maximize their career opportunities and successes. We will also look at the challenges that our undocumented students face ranging from legal status issues, safety concerns, and financial burdens.

Panelists will share important considerations and strategies for working with these special populations. Attendees will learn how to transition youths to areas of the workforce that interest and inspire them. They will examine and identify resources for supporting their youths’ college dreams. Attendees will also learn best practices for supporting, and advocating for their youths as valuable young professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discover considerations for supporting foster, homeless, and undocumented youth
  2. Identify areas of interest in the workforce for youths
  3. Explore resources to support youths in development as students and professionals
  4. Examine college admission policies and possible obstacles
  5. Identify what to ask colleges as an undocumented student supporters
  6. Examine resources to help with financial obligations for college
  7. Explain about federal and state legislation concerning special populations



Daniel Hurst | Foster Success

Iris Eunice Sanchez | Director at Purdue Northwest Office of Hispanic Serving Institutions Initiative

Sharvonne Williams | Project Manager at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention