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2022 Wisconsin EHCY Conference

On October 11 and 12, 2022 DPI and partners at SchoolHouse Connection and Pearl Strategies hosted the virtual 2022 Wisconsin Education for Homeless Children and Youth Conference. This two-day virtual conference featured a student panel; basic and advanced information about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and best practices to support students; topics like unaccompanied homeless youth, identification, and early childhood services; tips to build strong community partnerships; and tools to help youth experiencing homelessness complete the FAFSA and transition to post-secondary education. 

You can now view all recorded sessions on this YouTube playlist: You can still view conference materials below. 

Conference Goals: Over the course of this two-day EHCY conference, participants will:

  • Understand the basics of McKinney-Vento law, including what is required of liaisons in order to support students' right to education;
  • Identify the unique challenges and best practices for supporting for students experiencing homelessness across early childhood, transitioning to higher ed, and for unaccompanied homeless youth;
  • Learn best practices for developing school-community partnerships that benefit all partners and the children, youth, and families they serve
  • Select at least one area to develop an action plan over the next school year, including needed resources for implementation.

Click here to view the conference agenda

Conference Materials

Day 1 Conference Materials
Session Name

Breakout 1: McKinney-Vento 101 (Beginning) PDF Link
Breakout 2: McKinney-Vento 201 (Advanced) PDF Link
Student Outreach, Identification, Eligibility and Engagement PDF Link
Supporting the Resilience of Students Experiencing Homelessness: A Youth Panel PDF Link
Breakout 1: Supporting Young Children Experiencing Homelessness PDF Link
Breakout 2: Supporting Higher Education Access and Success PDF Link
Day 2 Conference Materials  
Homelessness Awareness Event Information PDF Link
Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) PDF Link
Using Data for Program Planning and Improvement PDF Link
The Ins and Outs of Unaccompanied Homeless Youth (Interactive Format) PDF LinkActivity A-G
Activity H-M
Activity N-Z
Action Planning


School and Community Partnerships: Together We Can! PDF Link


For questions about this information, contact Clara Pfeiffer (608) 261-6324