Homeless and Foster Youth
The loss of a home or placement in foster care has deprived many Minnesota kids of the opportunity to obtain a decent education. Education can be a positive counterweight to the adversity that these kids face at home, and that's why Senator Franken wants to make sure that their education is disrupted as little as possible.
Senator Franken and Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, introduced the Fostering Success in Education Act and the Educational Success for Children and Youth Without Homes Act of 2011 to establish new supports for homeless and foster children. The bills provide additional resources to help homeless and foster children succeed in school.