Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

16 Running away how can i enroll myself in school

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ccsmod11
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us today to get some of your questions answered. We hope we can help. Unfortunately, we are not legal experts, nor are we going to give you specific advice. We want to provide you with information that empowers you to make your own best decision, but we are not trained in runaway laws. Hopefully we can still help.

    Usually if you are underage and leave home without parental permission, you are considered a runaway, and you can be reported to the police as a runaway. This applies for your friends, too. You are not likely to be in trouble for being around runaways, but you could face police interaction for yourself running away. Running away usually doesn't carry any penalty - you would most likely be returned home if the police found you as a runaway. The same goes for your friends unless they're in other legal troubles right now.

    Before you get out to California, you might really want to consider where you will get food, what jobs you will be qualified for, and what schools you can attend. It sounds like you've thought some of this over, but the answers to these questions really depend on your situation. Feel free to call us at 1-800-786-2929 to talk more at length about these issues. We want to let you know that it is very hard for some runaway youth to get jobs, housing, and education. You may want to consider whether you should run away if it can be so difficult and if you don't really want to leave anyway.
    We hope this response was helpful! We'd love to hear from you about your experience using our crisis email/forum. Your feedback plays an important role in helping us improve our services to support youth and families. Please click the link below to fill out our survey.

    Tell us what you think about your experience!
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/we_care_what_you_think

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    Hello, I’m 16 right now and will be 17 in July and live in Texas , I am in cps at the moment. Me and so,e of my friends want to go to California, they want to run away but I do not , if I turn 17 and am caught with underaged runaways will I get in trouble? And if we do make it to California what should we do next ? Can I get a job ? What about school?

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod6
    commented on Guest's reply
    Hi their,

    Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline. It takes a lot of courage to talk about what is going on. We are here to support you through this. Your situation sounds really difficult. Everyone deserves an education.

    There is an act called The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and this is a law for homeless youth to continue their education even if they are homeless. It provides transportation to and from school, free lunch, and you can immediately enroll in a new school and not requiring the needed documents, etc. If you have more questions on this act you can give their hotline a call. The number is 1(800)-308-2145.

    The parents refusing to enroll their children and school and not giving them a proper education could potentially be considered neglect. We are not experts on these things though, so you can call Child Help, which is the national child abuse hotline, for more answers on the questions you have. Their number is 1-(800)-422-4453.

    If the teenager or you every need to talk to someone and if you have anymore questions the National Runaway Safeline is here 24/7 to help and listen, our number is 1-800-RUNAWAY.

  • Guest
    Guest replied
    I know a teenager who has experienced abuse and parent refusal to put in school. This child has chosen to leave home due to the circumstances. They are wanting an education. How can they get an education if emancipation is not an option. They are fighting to live in peace but no one seems to listen. This child is 16 and can barley do 3*3. The parent claims homeschooling but a 10 year old sibling could not spell Book in front of me. They are fighting for their opportunities that they should be entitled to.

    Leave a comment:


  • ccsmod10
    replied
    16 Running away how can i enroll myself in school

    Hey There,

    Thanks for reaching out to us. It sounds like you’ve thought about it a lot and decided that running away is the best option for you. We’re not here to judge and want to provide you with the best support for your unique situation. We would love to hear more about your plans and what drove you to make this decision so you can feel more ready for what’s to come so please don’t hesitate to give us a call anytime at 1-800-RUNAWAY. In terms of being able to attend school as a runaway – it’s a possibility for a homeless youth to still enroll in school you can get more information here :http://center.serve.org/nche/index.php . If your legal guardians choose to file a runaway report, we are not too sure how this would affect being able to go to school without police being notified of this.

    Thanks,
    NRS

    Leave a comment:


  • Unregistered
    Guest started a topic 16 Running away how can i enroll myself in school

    16 Running away how can i enroll myself in school

    Hello, I am 16 years old and i'm running away to Alaska. I have everything that i need i can provide for myself and have money saved up well into the future. I have a place to stay. The only thing is i'm worried i won't be able to enroll my self into high school once there. How can i enroll myself into high school without a parent or legal guardian? There is nothing you can say to stop me i know i wont struggle there and that's a fact. The reason has nothing to do with abuse or anything i no longer want to be home and i know i am mature enough to live alone. I want to live my life as an adult and regardless if i can enroll in school or not i'm running away, but i'd prefer to still be in school.
Previously entered content was automatically saved. Restore or Discard.
Auto-Saved
x
Insert: Thumbnail Small Medium Large Fullsize Remove  
x
or Allowed Filetypes: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, webp
x
x
Working...
X