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SAVE THE DATE!

RUBY'S FIRST ANNUAL

5K Walk4Education

August 28, 2021

We're hosting our first 5K Walk/Run for Foster Kids!

Proceeds will provide scholarships, mentorship, and educational support

for foster kids and emancipated foster kids who need our help.

These youth need your help to graduate high school

and pursue a college education, so please join us!

 

Due to the pandemic, this first year will be a virtual event, 

where you can put together your own team, walk your own

personalized 5K, and send us photos of your team in action!

You'll receive a t-shirt, bib, and goodies for your walk!

BADGES | PRIZES | FUN | PHILANTHROPY

More details coming soon - join our mailing list to keep in the loop.

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.

Won't you or someone you know join us?

Join our mailing list!

    

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RUBY'S FOSTER VILLAGE

Ruby's Enlightened Path, Inc.

3111 Route 38, Suite 11 #271

Mount Laurel NJ, 08054

nbowen@RubysFosterVillage.org

609-933-0720

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