06.21.2018

HUB ORIGINAL: Mentors Needed For African American Youth In Foster Care

HUB ORIGINAL: Mentors Needed For African American Youth In Foster Care

Recently, as all of my kids are now young adults, I started looking into opportunities to stay connected to youth.  I discovered AgingUP,  a great, new non-profit that’s working to serve kids in the foster care system in Sacramento County. 

A few alarming statistics paint a picture that’s hard for anyone who cares about children to ignore.  Within two years of “aging out” of foster care: 

-Nearly 1/3 of youth will become homeless

-More than 1/2 of them will be unemployed

-1 in 5 will be incarcerated

The disproportionate number of kids in foster care are African American and male. 

For the full article, visit http://www.sacculturalhub.com/item/10913-mentors-needed-for-african-american-male-youth-in-foster-care on SacCulturalHub.com.