THERE’S A PROBLEM
Foster teens are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Left to fend for themselves at age 18, foster teens emancipate out of the government system with little to no advantage. When teens age out of the foster care system, they’re left with nowhere else to go consequently becoming some of society’s most forgotten, abused, and marginalized members. Homelessness, incarceration, and human trafficking are just some of the negative outcomes pervading this emancipation crisis.
Lack of Education
Only 71% of foster youth will receive a high school diploma by age nineteen.
61% of former foster youth experiencing homelessness are likely to be incarcerated.
Youth aging out of foster care have consistent earnings below the poverty line.
After reaching the age of eighteen, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
HERE’S OUR SOLUTION
More than ever we need to be proactive, refusing to accept the label life and society has stamped on these teens, and instead, offer them a different label… one of “leader.” We believe that every broken story is a leader in the making. Together, we can better prepare and equip these leaders for the courage it will take them to transition out of foster care and into society as an adult.