The Shelters Aisha Academy is unlike any other homeless shelter, we don’t only want to give food, clothing, shelter, but we want to offer them a chance at Life, with and Education and Therapy. The homeless youths 16 to 25 years old either have had trauma in their lives or they have anger issues. LAYN – (Los Angeles Youth Network) offers shelter to 12 to 17 years old, but they do not offer education or a residential charter school. Homeless youths who are able to enroll in school still face barriers to regular attendance. Living arrangements for homeless youths can be highly improvisational. During the 2015 to 2016 Academic year, 602,568 homeless youths were enrolled in school, of these 50.33% were spread among emergency foster care, substandard housing, abandoned buildings and vehicles, motels, the streets, and unknown areas. By getting the youths off the streets, the ones who want Love and Support will have the opportunity to go to school. We will monitor how many we send to college and the at-risk- youths by going through the Youth Center will be away from Gangs, Drugs and Crime, they will have a chance to graduate and go to college. Knowing that by going to the youth center, getting free Internet time, it help them to succeed, and we will be able to measure how many we help to go to College. In five years hopeful 20 children from the homeless shelter charter school will go to College, and the youth center may see as many as 50 youths going to College.
The homeless support program of A'isha Academy will provide beds for at least 100 youths. We will take care of the following needs: 1) food, clothing and hygiene will have around the clock volunteers of Clinical License Social Workers, Register Nurses and License Vocational Nurses. 2) physical and mental needs Any signs of abuse will be reported immediately 3) child protection rights
Families with youth are by most accounts among the fastest growing segments of the homeless population. In the United States today, an estimated 1.35 million youth are likely to experience homelessness over the course of a year (The Institute for Children and Poverty). This number represents two percent of all youth in the United States, and ten percent of all poor youth in the United States.
Homelessness has a devastating impact on homeless youth's educational opportunities. Residency requirements, guardianship requirements, delays in transfer of school records, lack of transportation, and lack of immunization records often prevent homeless youth from enrolling in school.
Living arrangements for homeless youth can be highly improvisational. During the 2013 - 2014 academic year, 602,568 homeless youth were enrolled in school. Of these children, 50.33% were living in doubled-up arrangements, and 25.33% were living in Shelters. The remaining 24.33% were spread among emergency foster care, substandard housing, abandoned buildings and vehicles, motels, the streets, and unknown areas.