Homeless Students and Unaccompanied Youth

Hogan Preparatory Academy is dedicated to helping all of its students, including those facing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Assistance Act ensures education rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. If you have questions please contact:

Tyler Carley

District Homeless Coordinator

McKinney-Vento Liaison 


(816) 444-3484 x 1700




Homeless children and youth- individuals who lack fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.


Unaccompanied youth- a homeless child or youth not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.


  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; or are abandoned in hospitals.
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • Migratory children (as defined in section 1309 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended) who qualify as homeless because they are living in circumstances described above.