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Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Fact Sheet

Welcome to our Kim Wilson Housing library. This library collection contains research studies, reports and books related to housing vulnerable populations. Come back often as we update the collection on a regular basis. 

    Call to Action -- Housing Homeless Youth in Kansas City, Kansas


    1. What we know…
    •  As of May 2015, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) has served over 1400 homeless students through the McKinney-Vento Program.
    •  KCKPS has seen a 170 percent increase in homeless students between 2006 and 2014. Sixty-two percent of McKinney-Vento seniors are identified as "unaccompanied youth."
    •  Nationally, 75 percent of homeless or runway youth have dropped out or will drop out of school.
    •  Research shows that there is a high prevalence of depression, suicide initiations, rates of substance abuse and other mental/physical health disorders among youth who are homeless.
    •  Many youth who become homeless have histories of academic difficulties including suspension and expulsion.
    •  Homeless youth engage in risky behaviors and have high rates of prior arrests and convictions.