The 15th Annual NAME Conference Committee has selected the Broward County Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART) as the recipient of this year’s Silent Auction proceeds at the conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The goal of HEART is to ensure the removal of barriers that often prevent students in transitional (experiencing homelessness) living situations from enrolling, attending and succeeding in school.
There are currently over 2,464 Pre-k through 12th grade students registered in the HEART program. Student and families eligible for HEART services are provided resources based on need. These resources include, but are not limited to, school uniforms, backpacks and school supplies. Graduating students receive cap and gown rental assistance and assistance with applying for college financial aid. Families can also apply for after school care and summer programs. For those students in sheltered living, supplemental academic instruction is provided. All services are provided at no cost to the students and families deemed eligible for the services.