Students Experiencing Homelessness

Education for children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110, Subtitle B) was enacted to ensure homeless youth have access to appropriate education while removing barriers that homeless children face. The Act defines the term “homeless children and youths” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Its goal is to minimize interruptions to the education of homeless youth. The Greater Nanticoke Area School District is committed to working collaboratively with families and local agencies to support homeless youth in our school.

For additional resources outside of the school, please visit the “Finding Your Way in PA” application. This app has been specifically designed to help children and youth experiencing homelessness. The link is posted below.

Finding Your Way in PA

District Contact Information:
Valerie Bartle
Principal, Kennedy Early Childhood Center
GNASD Homeless Liaison
[email protected]
513 Kosciuszko St.
Nanticoke PA 18634


Regional Contact Information:
Jeff Zimmerman
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
[email protected]

Andy Kuhl
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
[email protected]