Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth--A Guide for Success in Secondary and Postsecondary Settings

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U.S. Department of Education
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10-21-2015 3:54 PM
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In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers, the U.S. Department of Education published this resource guide to help educators, school leaders, and community organizations better support undocumented youth, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The guide includes resources aimed at high school and college students and includes: (1) An overview of the rights of undocumented students; (2) Tips for educators on how to support undocumented youth in high school and college; (3) Key information on non-citizen access to federal financial aid; (4) A list of private scholarships for which undocumented youth might be eligible; (5) Information on federally-funded adult education programs at the local level; and (6) Guidance for migrant students in accessing their education records for DACA. The aim of the guide is to help educators and school staff support the academic success of undocumented youth, to debunk misconceptions by clarifying the legal rights of undocumented students as well as sharing helpful information about financial aid options open to undocumented students, and to support youth in applying for DACA consideration or renewal.
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