Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Foster Kids Face Tough Times After 18

NPR features a story today on the struggles young people face after leaving foster care. Connected by 25, an agency that has partnered with Trusted Mentors for mentoring services, was also profiled for their work with at-risk young adults.

For 8 years, researchers have followed roughly 600 young adults who aged out of the system. The study finds that at age 23 or 24, former foster care youth are more likely than their peers to be: Unemployed, Homeless, Pregnant, Convicted of a crime and Uneducated.

To listen or read the story click here.

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