The TEA Texas Education Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program Summit is being hosted by Texas Network of Youth Services (TNOYS).  Visit TNOYS’ website here.

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We’re pleased to announce that Texas Education Agency (TEA) has partnered with TNOYS to host the Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program Summit. Join us Tuesday, September 15th & Thursday, September 17th for an engaging lineup of workshops, speakers, and sessions!


Get the scoop on strategies to support students experiencing homelessness at the TEHCY Program Summit. In collaboration with TNOYS, this year’s summit will provide valuable training on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and opportunities to learn alongside youth with lived experience. 

Led by the theme Spotlight on Resilience, attendees will enjoy engaging and interactive sessions, workshops, and activities that encourage them to tap into their own resilience and that of the children and youth they serve. Join us to earn CEUs, develop concrete skills, and learn strategies to meet the needs of students experiencing homelessness.

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The summit will feature professional development tracks that are geared toward TEHCY subgrantees, school districts, charter schools, Educational Service Center (ESC) staff, and stakeholders.

Topic Tracks Will Include:

  • McKinney-Vento fundamentals
  • Impact of COVID-19
  • Connecting to youth and family services
  • Advancing equity for special student populations
  • Promoting academic success
  • Understanding trauma and resilience


  • Human trafficking prevention and awareness
  • Collaborating with partners state agencies, and other programs
  • Case management
  • Leadership training
  • And more!


We’re excited to welcome Liz Murray and Victor Rios as the TEHCY Program Summit keynote speakers. Read more about keynotes here.





This year’s summit will take place virtually. While the change will require some adjustments, it will also bring new opportunities. All attendees will have access to a complete range of recorded sessions and workshops. The remote format will allow you to enjoy the event from anywhere, hopefully enabling us to have representation from every district across Texas. Please plan to use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox browsers to access the event. We also recommend downloading the newest version of Zoom to fully participate in the summit.

The summit will offer education professionals the opportunity to earn CEUs, network with peers, and learn practical tools that can be implemented immediately to support students experiencing homelessness and families at risk of becoming homeless.

Please note: American Sign Language interpreters will be available for the summit. Please reach out to Sarah Prager at if you would like to request an interpretation.


This year’s summit features 35 workshops across 6 topic tracks. Check out the Summit Schedule at a Glance for an overview of the many exciting sessions, speakers, and networking events in store throughout the two-day event. Take a look at the full-length program preview here to start planning your schedule. 

TEHCY Program Pre-Summit for ESC and TEHCY Subgrantees*

*Invite only 

Friday, September 11th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm ESC McKinney-Vento Liaisons Meeting
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm TEHCY Sub Grantees Meeting

TEHCY Program Summit Schedule: 

Tuesday, September 15th

9:00 – 10:15 AM: Welcome + Keynote by Liz Murray

10:30 – 11:45 AM: Morning Workshops

12:45 – 1:15 PM: Performance, TBD

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Afternoon Workshops

2:45  – 3:45 PM: Keynote Panel

4:00 – 4:45 PM: Networking Event

Thursday, September 17th

9:00 – 10:15 AM: Morning Workshops

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Performance, TBD

11:00 AM – 12:05 PM: Keynote by Dr. Victor Rios

1:15 – 2:15 PM: Afternoon Workshops

2:30  – 2:50 PM: TEHCY Program State Coordinator Closing

3:15 – 4:30 PM: Final Workshops