2011 Foster Youth Interns work on their original report “The Future of Foster Care: A Revolution for Change” in CCAI’s Capitol Hill office

The challenges that children face during and after foster care are real.

  • 463,000 children in the US are living without permanent families in the foster care system
  • 54% of all children enter foster care (where reported) due to neglect
  • 25% of youth aging out of foster care do not have a high school diploma
  • 6% finish a two- or four-year degree after aging out of foster care
  • Each year, 29,000 youth “age-out” of foster care without the emotional and financial support ready to succeed. This number has steadily risen.
  • 40% faced homelessness
  • 52% are unemployed

We can change these outcomes.

>> Read “The Future of Foster Care: A Revolution for Change”