Status Summary

04/10/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Legislative Session

2020

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Mitchell

The bill is intended to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure there are efforts to recruit foster youth and homeless children in programs such as Talent Search and Upward Bound. Recipients of funding under the Higher Education Act must submit reports on how they are removing barriers to participating in these programs and the number of foster and homeless youth engaging in the programs.

The Talent Search program identifies youth with potential for postsecondary education and provides services such as academic tutoring, advising, financial literacy programs, career counseling, and other vital services for youth.

Upward Bound provides similar activities but is specifically designed to promote skills and motivation for success beyond high school or a GED program. 

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