CHILDREN IN TRANSITION (CIT)
Under the provisions of the McKinney - Vento Act, the WCSD Children in Transition Program (CIT) provides children experiencing homelessness the opportunity to achieve the same high-quality academic standards by eliminating barriers to their education. Homeless Liaisons work closely with an advocate at every school in the district to identify over 3,000 children yearly. Children living in motels, shelters, doubled up, or unaccompanied youth can receive assistance to remove barriers to school enrollment by addressing the following issues: transportation to school, nutrition and health services, and school supplies. The CIT program provides backpacks, school supplies, personal care items, shoes, clothing, and food. Even enrichment activities, such as field trips, sports, and musical instruments can be requested.