National Foster Youth Institute Statistics
More than 23,000 children will age out of the US foster care system every year. After reaching the age of 18, 20% of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.
50% of foster kids who age out of the system will have gainful employment by the age of 24
3% of children who have aged out of foster care earn a college degree at any point
70% of foster kids regularly say that they would like to attend college one day
23% do not have a high school diploma or a GED by age 21
26% cannot pay their rent or utilities
Did You Know...
7 in 10 girls who age out will become pregnant before age 21
1 in 4 will not graduate from high school or get a GED
We are asking for your help to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to achieve more than just the ability to survive. Through your giving, we can not only provide the right resources, treatment, and guidance they need now, but we can also provide opportunities and support that can help further their development and can sustain them beyond the dark and difficult places they have been. Your donations can make possible successful and productive lives for these young adults who may otherwise struggle to succeed on their own after they return home or age out of our programs. Help us with a one-time donation or become a “Giving Partner” and work with us to help build stronger communities, one child at a time.
More Ways You Can Help
Donate gift cards or items needed for independent living;
Volunteer your time to become a mentor;
Volunteer your time & talent to provide Life Skills training;
Volunteer your time to provide physical education/sports programs;
Donate equipment needed to support our Learning Center;
Donate and/or participate in annual holiday celebrations;
Provide employment opportunities;
Donate reliable vehicles;
Provide low-cost housing;
Donate to emergency fund to help cover unexpected expenses.