Every year, more than 20,000 children age out of foster care.
That’s 20,000 individual children who are cut loose from the varying levels of support they’ve received from the child welfare system and expected to become fully independent members of society.
Because they don’t have the support of a family to fall back on, and because they’ve often not had the opportunity to learn basic life skills, these kids are more likely to become homeless, be incarcerated, or become unexpectedly pregnant.
Sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around these tremendous numbers. That’s why it’s important to connect with individuals instead.
That’s where the Beautiful Kids of Care project comes in. Lisa Aguirre, a foster care advocate and volunteer, is reaching out to older children in foster care and gathering their stories.
Learn more about the project, how it can make an impact, and how to get involved here.