Friday, November 20, 2009

Regional Homeless Children Summit

A summit was held on Friday at The Rivers Club in Pittsburgh. Titled "Summit to Ensure Quality Education of our Homeless Children and Youth," it focused on the on the barriers homeless children face in getting an education, such as transportation to school from homeless shelters, tutoring, mentoring and accessing health services.

There are about 600 homeless children living in shelters in the Pittsburgh area. Over the last ten years, the homeless children's education fund has established learning centers in ten Pittsburgh-area shelters and provided after-school and summer activities.

About 75 social service providers, education specialists and others attended the summit.

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