Today marks the final day of National Foster Care Month! Give Back is honored to support the futures of foster youth across the country, but we cannot do it alone. Just by following along with us, you are choosing to inform yourself about the struggles of children in foster care and the work of dedicated individuals who provide support for youth. We’d like to sincerely thank all of you for your participation and we look forward to using #NationalFosterCareMonth as an avenue to educate and involve communities for years to come.
- On any given day, there are 428,000 children in foster care.
- 10 percent of foster kids attend college.
- Over the course of the year, about 670,000 children experience foster care.
- 3 percent of foster youth graduate from college.
- 23,000 children age out of foster care every year and only 690 (3%) of them will earn a college degree. This is versus a 36% college attainment rate for students across the board.
Give Back, along with a plethora of other child advocacy organizations, are determined to change this. To conclude National Foster Care Month, we’d like to share with you the impact of our work on the youth across the nation.
Turning the Tide
- We have pre-paid for over 1,500 scholars to go to college, debt-free.
- We are currently supporting students at 26 partner schools in seven states.
- 100% of Give Back alumni are employed.
- Just this year, Give Back has selected 239 new scholars who will attend college in one of our seven states (California, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.) Of those scholars, 57 percent have experienced foster care, homelessness, or the incarceration of a parent.
From all of us at Give Back, thank you for following along with us this month! Just by participating in the efforts and educational initiatives of National Foster Care Month, you are supporting our mission to ensure sustainable futures for youth across the country. If you would like to donate to our mission, visit our donation page.