Guides: Unaccompanied Children & Youth

Across the country, educators are looking for ways to support immigrant students and families facing great uncertainty. This comprehensive guide includes more than 50 strategies that educators, staff, and administrators can use to ensure that schools and early childhood settings remain safe, welcoming places for immigrant students and their families.

You can see the online version of this guide here: How to Support Immigrant Students and Families: Strategies for Schools and Early Childhood Programs.

Note: If you'd like to share or bookmark this guide, we recommend linking to this page rather than the PDF link in order to get the most current version of the guide.

In recent months, schools throughout the United States have been experiencing a significant shift in their student populations. Although U.S. schools have a long history of educating immigrant students, the arrival of unaccompanied minors from Central America in high numbers presents the unique task of educating students who face a variety of challenges. The following tips offer useful, basic information about this group of students and what schools need to know to best meet their needs.