How does education support a path toward achieving DREAMS?

Last Updated by Shanel Poole on

As Shanel reflects over her life’s journey, she wonders, without education would she be achieving her dreams? Shanel Poole overcame truancy, expulsion, and a dysfunctional family to earn a GED and graduate from ISU. While in college, Shanel pooled her limited resources to create and establish G.L.A.M, an award-winning organization to support young girls. This is her story.

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Foster Youth

Last Updated by Jennifer Jones on

Growing up in foster care is not the ideal way the average high school student would see for themselves. Sometimes you are dealt a bad hand but you have to learn to strive to overcome obstacles and barriers that others may not face. Jennifer Jones shares her story about transitioning out of the child welfare system.

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LGBT Youth Homelessness

Posted by Myranda Warden on

Ten percent of youth are homeless; forty percent of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Regardless of the shift in culture we are seeing in society, family rejection of LGBTQ youth remains prevalent. Learn more about how the Indiana Youth Group works to support these students to keep them on the path the graduation.

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How Can We Impact the Homelessness Issue in Our Community?

Last Updated by Laura Alvarado on

Homelessness is not caused by one issue but rather the complexities surrounding multiple issues. It takes a total civic response that includes the private and public sectors to impact the issue of homelessness. Learn more about how School on Wheels is supporting Indianapolis youth who are experiencing homelessness.

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Homelessness in Indiana

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Youth homelessness is a complex issue. We gathered information from the Indiana Department of Education to help define what homelessness is, give parents and families more information, and inform readers about school requirements for homeless students. 

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