Eleven student teams competed in the Investor Round of the 2019 LWSD Teen Startup Challenge event for a grand prize of $2500 and a spot on the stage at the Greater Kirkland Chamber’s Investor Sharks Northwest event this November.
The McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines ‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The intent of the McKinney-Vento Act is to ensure homeless children and youth enroll and succeed in school.
- City of Redmond Food & Fun in the Sun free lunch and activity program: Flyer | Online registration
- USDA Summer Food Rocks Program: Flyer | website | phone: 1-866-348-6479
- Northshore School District free summer lunch program (children do not have to be enrolled in Northshore School District)
- In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
- On the street
- In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations (lack of heat, water, etc.)
- Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
- Get help with enrolling in school from the district liaison or other school contact to continue academic success
- Continue in the school they attended (referred to as the school of origin) before they became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the parent’s choice and is feasible
- Get transportation to and from the school of origin
- Receive free school meals
- Receive additional services such as ELL, Special Education, Title 1, preschool, Quest (gifted), career / technical education
- National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)
- National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
- Energy Assistance through Hopelink
For more information about Lake Washington School District’s Homeless Services, or to request specific support for a homeless student, visit your local school or contact the district homeless liaison.
Lake Washington School District
Additional information about homeless services is available through:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Program Supervisor, McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth