Saturday, May 23, 2015

Did You Know?

Did you know . . .?

Foster kids show up at their foster homes with their few belongings in trash bags.

What message does that send to them?

How does that impact their idea of themselves?

Did you know . . .?

There are over 408,425 kids in foster care.
50% of girls in foster care end up pregnant by the age of 19.
74% of former foster kids end up in prison. 50% of those end up there within 2 years after aging out of the system. 80% of those on death row had been in foster care.

Did you know . . .?

Did you know . . .?

Foster youth move schools on average one to two times per year - and are two times more likely to be absent than other students.

Foster youth lose an average of four to six months of educational attainment each time they change schools.

Foster students have lower enrollment rates in community college, and have a lower rates of persistence for a second year of community college than other disadvantaged students.

Less than half (49%) of foster youth complete high school or get their GED.

Median earnings among employed former foster youth were just 59% their peer's income. Foster youth are also several times more likely to rely on public assistance.

Did you know . . .?

If you didn't know these things before, you do know them now. So what are you going to do about it?

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know."
- William Wilberforce

Here are just a few places where you can go to get involved:

Least of These Carolinas:

Gaston County Guardian Ad Litem:

Adopt Us Kids:

Family Care Network:

Child Welfare Blog:

Foster Club. Com:

Foster Care.Com:

Guardian Ad Litem - North Carolina:

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