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    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.

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    Hi there, thanks for contacting National Runaway Safeline. We are more than willing to answer your questions and address your concerns. In most cases and in most states, you cannot enroll yourself into school without being of legal age. In some cases, if the state permits, you can enroll yourself into school if you are living apart from your parents/guardians and completely support yourself. You may likely also need to have a permanent address and have identifying information (ID, social security card, birth certificate). It may also be beneficial to explore other alternative educational options such as, teen parenting residential and educational programs if they are available in the city and state you plan to live in. You mentioned you no longer want to be where you currently are and if you are not feeling like you are in a safe environment right now, it may be beneficial to contact your local authorities. Please, feel free to contact us at any time if you have any additional questions and concerns or need any assistance exploring resources by contacting our hotline 1800-RUNWAY or visiting our website to chat live at 1800runaway.org. We are more than willing to assist and wish you the very best.

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    Hi, I am 17 years of agae and I am also pregnant, I have ran away multiple times but have been moved 4 hours away from my home town, I don't want to be here anymore and want to run, I have a place to stay and money to support myself but I'm not sure if I can enroll myself in school if I do, can I ?

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    Reply: I'm 17 and I was thinking about...

    Hello,
    Thank you for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline.

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing a little bit about what’s going on. You might checkout this link for outreach services and more in the Portland, OR. area www.janusyouth.org/

    We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.

    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).
    We hope to hear from you soon.

    Take care,
    NRS

    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 youth and families. Please click the link to fill out our survey: Your Opinion Matters to Us

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    I'm 17 and I was thinking about taking a train to Portland Oregon I was going to stay with a friend and I read that I do have the right to continue my education even if I don't have the documents and stuff needed so that's great but I'm so worried about getting a job down there Do you know of any like programs I could go through while I'm down there?

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  • ccsmod15
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    Thank you for contacting us at the National Runaway Safeline. It takes great courage to reach out for help and we are glad that you decided to reach to us.
    We are sorry to hear that that you are going through such an overwhelming time. It is not ok for you to be hurt in anyway and you don’t deserve to be treated like that. If your safety is ever at risk you can call 911. If it might be an option for you, you can call Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 and they can help you provide more information on how to file an abuse report. Taking pictures or having recordings of any abuse incidences can be helpful as well. You are not alone and we are here to support you through this. Talking to other family member or friends can be helpful in many situations.
    Running away can be hard in many cases. As you mentioned, it can be helpful to think about where you might stay, how you might pay for food, rent and other living expenses.
    While we are not legal experts just speaking generally if you are to runaway from home you can still attend school. However if a runaway report is filed by your parents the police can bring you back home. Running away is not a crime however the police can bring you back home and whoever you are to stay with could be charged with harboring a runaway.
    This can be a lot to think about and we are here to support you through this process. If you call us at our 24 hour confidential hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or live chat with us we can listen to you, explore your options and provide any resources.

    Asking for help is a sign of strength and you are acting strong in this hard situation. We wish you the best and hope to hear from you soon.
    Best,
    NRS

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    Hi I'm 16 years old in a very miserable abusive terrible situation I want to run away and be free from the situation but I want to still continue going to school wherever I go and yes money and shelter I have that down packed and I really j6st can't live like this anymore , my dad us evil abusive and cruel he doesn't even give me the things I need he and my sister treat me like a servant /slave I cry myself to sleep often .my boyfriend and h8s family care about me so much .I just want to be successful and happy and with people that care .I have had adult responsibilities since I was younger I raised three of mysiblings starting st age 7 I was a k8d myself but I was forced to take care of my siblings as if they were my own and I was bullied , abused, touch on by my mom's boyfriends and one of there son's attempted to rape me and my mom didn't wanna listen when I tried to tell her and I've bern broken inside due to everything that happened to me and I just want to be free and still get my education and this is just till I turn 17 cause then I can leave freely but I can't stay in the situation till then so what is some advise you can give me ?

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It seems like there must be a lot going on in your life, especially at home, if you’re thinking about leaving home. It’s great that you were able to find out some information about our hotline. Hopefully we can help.

    As a minor (under the age of majority), you aren't able to leave home without your parents’ permission. We aren’t legal experts, but what generally what typically happens if a minor runs away, is that your parents would be able to make a runaway. A good way to find out exactly what the police protocols are in your city, would be to reach out to your local non-emergency police. You can ask them hypothetical questions about running away. If you'd like, we can also look for legal aid resources. There are lawyers who help youth for free or for free, they would be able to brainstorm legal ways for you to move out early. If you'd like us to connect you with those resources please give us a call.

    Regarding attending school, you do have the right to enroll in school, thanks to something called the McKinney-Vento. The National Center for Homeless Educational Helpline (800) 308-245 would be able to answer your questions about the act. They would also be able to give you more information regarding whether or not your enrolling in school would trigger any alerts on your runaway report.

    If you give us a call on our 24/7 fully confidential hotline, at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we could help answer some of those questions you have and could potentially help you brainstorm a solution to the issues you are having. We also have an online chat service available through our website (www.1800runaway.org) if you don’t feel like calling in to talk on the phone.

    Best, NRS

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    I’m running away at age 16 with my boyfriend who is 19 not sure where we going yet but can he put me in school?

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  • ccsmod10
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    Hello there,

    Thank you for reaching out to NRS. We are sorry to hear about your struggles, and that your present school is deeply unpleasant for you.

    Your mom should not have kicked you out. That's not right at all and it's considered neglect, if you ever wanted to report her we can help you with that. It sounds like you are trying to best you can to further your education; everyone has the right to access education, and you seem to have an idea of what would work best for you. The McKinney-Vento Act entitles you to an education if you are an unaccompanied minor. The National Center for Homeless Educational Helpline (1-800-308-2145) could give you more information about what steps you would need to take.

    For other resources and support, feel free to call our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or use our Live Chat. We hope this information was helpful and take care.

    National Runaway Safeline
    info@1800runaway.org (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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    Hi im 16 and my mom kicked me out but i really want to continue school. I have a stable place to stay and a job, i pay rent. does anyone know how i can continue being on my feet and to get enrolled in school without my parents.
    Last edited by ccsmod10; 08-10-2018, 09:39 PM.

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  • ccsmod5
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    Hi,
    Thank you for reaching out. We are not legal experts so we cannot speak with 100% certainty on your situation. We can only give general information. That being said, if you do decide to run away your guardians would have the right to file a runway report. If the police are able to locate you, they will return you home. Since your boyfriend is not your legal guardian, it is unlikely that he would be able to enroll you in school. However, as a homeless or unaccompanied youth, you do have the right to an education. For more information on enrolling in school, you can call the National Center for Homeless Educational Helpline: 1-800-308-2145. Generally speaking, you do have the right to enter school even if you’re lacking documentation like ID, social security, or birth certificate.
    Thank you,
    NRS

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    Guest replied
    I’m running away at age 16 with my boyfriend there are no problems at my house I just want to run away and go to Arizona but the only problem is that I need to go to school my boyfriend just turned 19 can he enroll me at school? Other problem is that I won’ t be having my birth certificate, social security card or my ID? What can I do

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  • ccsmod2
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    Thank you for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS). We understand that it takes courage to seek help. You would need your transcripts from your previous school to enroll. You may want to contact the board of education in your state or the school directly to see what other paperwork that you may need. You could also enroll through the McKinney Vento Act for more information you could call (1-800-308-2145). We hope that this information helps, please feel free to contact us directly via our 24 hour crisis hotline (1-800-786-2929) if you have any other questions or just want to talk.



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    Guest replied
    Im 16 and turning 17 in july what papers do i need to enroll my self in school and if so how can i get them

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