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McCain Institute and National Network for Youth team up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Masten Director of Public Policy National Network for Youth eric.masten@nn4youth.org   (202) 596-5935 Luke Knittig Senior Director of Communications McCain Institute press@mccaininstitute.org   (202) 601-4288 McCain Institute and National Network for Youth team up: Initial project to certify service providers on best practices to counter human trafficking of vulnerable youth in [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:02:56+00:00July 17, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Introduced in Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2018 Contact: Darla Bardine, darla.bardine@nn4youth.org, 703-239-3122 Eric Masten, eric.masten@nn4youth.org, 202-596-5935 Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Introduced in Congress Washington, D.C. – On Monday, United States Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), joined by Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking [...]

By |2018-03-22T10:40:45+00:00March 21, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

New White Paper Outlines Key Policy Strategies To Combat Youth Homelessness and Human Trafficking

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2018 New White Paper Outlines Key Policy Strategies To Combat Youth Homelessness and Human Trafficking Washington, D.C. - Today, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) released the white paper “Responding to Youth Homelessness: A Key Strategy for Preventing Human Trafficking” to outline key policies to prevent youth homelessness [...]

By |2018-03-19T06:18:19+00:00March 19, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

US will be at World Cup in Russia – giving a voice to 4 million youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/7/18 FOR PRESS INQUIRIES: National Network for Youth: Darla Bardine, 202.783.7949, darla.bardine@nn4youth.org America SCORES: Jake Lloyd, 202.393.6999 x22, jlloyd@americascores.org US will be at World Cup in Russia - giving a voice to 4 million youth Life-changing experience awaits nine DC teens Washington, DC — We're going to the World Cup in [...]

By |2018-02-07T13:28:46+00:00February 7, 2018|Press Releases|0 Comments

Legislation to Protect Homeless and Vulnerable Youth Failed to Pass the Senate Today

America's Homeless Youth Need Continued Leadership WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate failed to pass S.A.290/S.262, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act today, despite the majority of the Senate voting in favor of this legislation in a 56 to 43 vote.  This legislation would have comprehensively reauthorized the Runaway and Homeless Youth [...]

By |2017-03-12T17:13:40+00:00April 22, 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

Representatives Reichert and Yarmuth Introduce the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Network for Youth applauded the introduction of landmark legislation in the House yesterday to support vulnerable youth across the country. Yesterday, Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). The National Network for Youth has been leading the reauthorization of RHYA with its partners and convened a group of 35 experts who collaborated and developed recommendations for critical updates to the legislation.

By |2017-03-12T17:13:40+00:00April 15, 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

National Network for Youth to Host Second National Summit on Youth Homelessness

WASHINGTON, DC – On March 19 thru March 20, the National Network for Youth (NN4Y) will convene its second annual National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington, DC. This comes at a point in time when there is considerable national and federal interest in prioritizing youth-appropriate policies and increasing commonsense investment in homeless youth services. In response, the Network organized this two-day event to highlight the urgent and unique needs of homeless youth in America and to outline the federal response required to address these needs. Former homeless youth, service providers, advocates from across the United States will attend and participate in this Summit. Also, Members of U.S. Congress and federal agency staff will be featured prominently as both speakers and presenters.

By |2017-03-12T17:13:40+00:00March 18, 2015|Press Releases|0 Comments

Senators Leahy and Collins Introduce the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.). Senator Ayotte (R-NH) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined this important bipartisan effort as original bill cosponsors. The National Network for Youth has been leading the reauthorization of RHYA with its partners and convened a group of 35 experts who collaborated and developed recommendations for critical updates to the legislation.

By |2017-03-12T17:13:40+00:00January 27, 2015|Press Releases|1 Comment

As Holidays Approach, Senate Leaves Kids Out In the Cold

WASHINGTON, DC – As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Congress stands to decide whether to help America's homeless youth or leave them out in the cold, said the National Network for Youth, the nation's leading network of homeless youth community based service providers, advocates and allies. For 40 years federally-funded runaway and homeless youth programs have been providing critical services to youth all across America.

By |2017-03-12T17:13:40+00:00November 24, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments

Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act Passes Through Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, September 18, 2014, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted S. 2646, the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act (RHYTPA) out of committee with a very strong vote, 15 ayes and 3 nays. RHYTPA was introduced in the Senate on July 23, 2014 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). RHYTPA reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) (42 U.S.C. 5701 et seq.) which is celebrating its 40th year anniversary this year and was last reauthorized in 2008.

By |2017-03-12T17:13:40+00:00September 18, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments