YES Project

Mobile outreach to students in unstable housing, to increase identification of students and connect dots between school and home.

The Education for Homeless Children & Youth (EHCY) office is providing outreach to kids and families in unstable housing through the YES Project.

WHY: Bridge home and school for students and families

  • Connect students and families with resources, including meals, hygiene supplies, food, clothing, social services
  • Build relationships with students, families and community provider staff
  • Assess student and system-wide needs to inform future programming and future partners
  • Engage learners in reading, art, physical play, music, academic and social support

WHO: HIDOE Student Support Services, EHCY staff and Partners
  • Community Homeless Concerns Liaisons (Link to Liaison Roster)
  • Community partners supporting the same student population (food banks, health clinics, housing supports, libraries, enrichment programs)
  • State Navigators for Early Learning, Reengagement and Transportation

WHERE: Across the islands
  • YES connects with other outreach providers at existing events
  • YES coordinates community based events where students and families spend time


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Contact Information

April Lum

Phone: 808-723-4192

Email: april.lum@k12.hi.us

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