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​​Transforming Education for Homeless Youth: Scholarship Prep’s Community Meeting Toolkit Makes a Difference
August 22, 2023

Through the Homeless Innovative Programs (HIP) grant, Scholarship Prep has been given the opportunity to showcase how our Community Meeting program boosts the educational stability, access, support, and academic achievement of children and youth experiencing homelessness.

We were overjoyed to have the chance to share our Community Meeting toolkit in a full-day training supporting the staff at Elevate Charter at their San Diego campus, who reached out after attending one of our recent conference presentations.

The Scholarship Prep HIP ambassador team, comprised of Andrew Crowe (Deputy Director), Taylor Ellis (Chief Academic Officer), and Dennise Allotey (Principal on Assignment), shared how implementing the Community Meeting toolkit can make a dramatic and lasting impact on all students, especially those in underserved populations.

By implementing this model of innovative practice (MIP), Elevate can anticipate improved identification, support, and service for their student population experiencing homelessness. 

Topics also covered included the MTSS framework, trauma-informed practices, and developing staff self-care structures.