Aging out of Foster Care: Improving Outcomes and the Importance of Education

Being in foster care as a child is never a great situation. And by now, I’m sure we’ve all heard the terrible statistics for kids who “age out” of foster care. The kids for whom no permanency was ever found simply turn 18 and are sent off into the adult world to fend for themselves. Most reports state between 20,000-30,000 kids age out every year around the country, and they are categorized federally as Transitional Age Youth. As you can...