DID YOU KNOW?

     

Foster youth are one of the most vulnerable subgroups of children living in the the United States. According to Foster Care statistics & resources, approximately 443,000 children and youth are currently in foster care in the United States and 30,000 youth between the ages of 18-21 "age out" of the foster care system annually.  

 

These at-risk youth:

  • Have the highest high school dropped rate of 50% and are often unable to take and pass the GED test;

  • Are unprepared for college level work;

  • Although 70% say they would like to go to college, less than 3% will earn a college degree in their life time;

  • Within four years of aging out of the foster care system, 50% of youth have no earnings;

  • those who do have earnings make less than $7,500 a year and are unable to economically sustain themselves;

  • Lack of preparation for adult life results in 60% of these youth being convicted of a crime.

Findings show that Domestic Violence inflicts harm to children such as emotional harm, psychological harm, physical pain, and low self-esteem, which impacts the child's learning systems, thereby influencing a child to lose interest in education, arrive late to school, be absent from school, and drop out of school.

 

Together, we can help them reshape the trajectory of their lives.

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RUBY'S FOSTER VILLAGE

Ruby's Enlightened Path, Inc.

3111 Route 38, Suite 11 #271

Mount Laurel NJ, 08054

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