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    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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    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
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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    • #3
      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.

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      • ccsmod6
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        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.

    • #4
      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?

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        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.

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    • #5
      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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      • 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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    • #6
      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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      • 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

    • #7
      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, 08:39 PM.

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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)

    • #8
      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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        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

    • #9
      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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        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

    • #10
      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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      • #11
        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
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
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        • #12
          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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          • ccsmod6
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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.

        • #13
          Hi I'm 16 and will be 17 in 3 months and I want to run away my parents are too strict and made me move schools bc of a gf and I just want to leave can the police make me go back if I don't want to? I also don't want the people I'm staying with to be charged with anything

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            Hi there, thanks for contacting National Runaway Safeline. We are sorry to hear you are having such a hard time at home with your parents and having to move schools. It does not seem fair that you did not have much input in that decision and it must be hard on you. We are here to support you in any way we can. At 17, you are likely still considered a minor in your state. Due to this, you are required to be under the supervision of your legal guardians and they are responsible for making some decisions regarding you, including where you live until you are a legal adult. This means that if you do decide to leave, yes, there will be the risk of you having to return home but, it will likely depend on the police response. In some cases, police may not be strict with enforcing something like making someone return home who has decided to leave if they are closer to legal age but, since the law is that you legally cannot live away from home without parent’s permission until adulthood, there also is the risk they may enforce that law and have you return home. It all really depend on the police response regarding the matter. As far as your concern of the people you stay with being charged with anything, there is the likelihood of your parents filing you as a runaway and charging any adult you are staying with as harboring a runaway. In most cases, parents do not pursue this charge but it is a possibility. We hope this information was useful for you and we would encourage you to reach out again if you have any more lingering questions or concerns. Please, feel free to contact us at our hotline 1800-RUNAWAY or visit our website to chat at 1800runaway.org at any time. We are here 24/7. Best of luck.

        • #14
          I’m 15, I ran away because I got pregnant and my dad didn’t like the fact that I wanted an abortion. So I took off and got it myself. Is there a way to enroll my self in to school, I was homeschooled before I took off and then my dad ended up taking me out of it when I didn’t come home.

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          • #15
            Reply: I’m 15, I ran away

            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. It sounds like you have had to make a tough emotional decision. You are a strong individual. Most schools require a parent or guardian to enroll a student but in cases where a youth is a runaway or homeless they may be able to enroll on their own. You would have to contact the school district in your area as to inquire about the Homeless student act McKinney-Vento to see if you might qualify.
            You are welcome to contact NRS to arrange a conference call to the school or school district and ask any questions you might have. We will ask the questions on your behalf while you listen in keeping your anonymity. Just call between normal school hours.

            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
            Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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

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

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