Spring 5-19-2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


This capstone project explored the issue of students experiencing homelessness within the public school setting, specifically in Monterey County. The amount of homeless students in our county is significant and needs to be addressed. Homeless students are prone to substance abuse, violence, increased sexual activity, malnutrition, and risk of dropping out. They face constant barriers while attending school and need the resources in order to obtain an education. The county of Monterey must provide equal access to the curriculum, link students with resources available in the county, and provide the opportunities they need in order to achieve a successful education. A student resource guide was developed to provide homeless youth with information about where and how to receive help, support, and essentials like food, shelter, healthcare, and clothing in their local community.