Older youth often transition out of foster care with no support or plan in place to secure a healthy future – which can lead to unemployment, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice system.
Too often, youth in foster care face barriers that prevent them from attaining a degree – only 10% of youth in foster care will enroll in college. And of those 10%, only 3% will graduate. And those that do often drop out due to financial and academic barriers. New Yorkers For Children is changing that.