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.
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