A Celebration for Youth in Foster and Kinship Care

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A Celebration for Youth in Foster and Kinship Care

Did You Know...

• Nearly half of foster youth fail to complete high school

nationwide. 1

• Only 5% of foster youth go on to graduate from college

nationally. 2

• Females in foster care are 6 times more likely than the

general population to give birth before age 21. 3

• California has over 80,000 youth in foster care. 4

• 50% of foster youth will be homeless in L.A. County

within 6 months of emancipation. 5

• Within 2-4 years of emancipation 40% of foster youth are

on public assistance or incarcerated. 6

To Help Fight These Statistics Call

(323) 730-9400

1

www.educationalcoordinatingcouncil.org

2

www.ncsl.org 3 4 www.withoneheat.org

5

www.covdove.org 6 governer's office of CA

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