Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Interesting Article...

US: The Root: Helping Kids After Foster Care Ends

NPR May 10, 2011

Of the 30,000 foster-care youths who age out each year and suddenly find themselves on their own at age 18, most lack a high school diploma, and only 6 percent go on to earn college degrees. Unemployment and poverty-level wages are common, and an astounding 40 percent of young people aging out of foster care will at some point be homeless.

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/10/136166653/the-root-helping-kids-after-foster-care-ends

1 comment:

Paula said...

And then there are some that still have families that are there and willing to help them. Like us.