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H.R. 4234: Preparing Homeless Youth for Education and Employment Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 2, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4234

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 2, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Stivers, and Mr. Moulton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to authorize college and career counseling for homeless children and youths.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preparing Homeless Youth for Education and Employment Act.

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College and career counseling for homeless children and youth

Section 723(d) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11433(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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The provision of in-person dropout prevention and college and career counseling services to homeless children and youths, which may include counseling related to employability skills, the credits needed to graduate and pursue higher education, the financial aid and scholarship processes, or exploration of postsecondary education opportunities.

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