The McKinney-Vento Act is a federal act meant to help families who are experiencing homelessness with the education of children and youth.

McKinney- Vento defines a child or youth as homeless as one who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate residence. They may be in the following situations:

  •  Doubled up with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home.

  •  Living in a motel or hotel.

  •  Living in an emergency or transitional shelters.

  •  Living in substandard housing.

  •  Living in a car, park, or public place, abandoned building or bus station.

  •  Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home.

  •  Abandoned in a hospital.

  •  Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter


McKinney-Vento liaison for Southwest Charlotte STEM Academy is the school counselor Mrs. Elizabeth Vaughan 980-288-4811 

State Coordinator: Lisa Phillips 336-315-7491