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TWT Centers: Helping Young Adults Make the Difficult Transition from Foster Care to an Often Unwelcoming Workplace

Statistics indicate that a significant number of youth exiting foster care fall through administrative cracks, resulting in homelessness, addiction, incarceration and sometimes, suicide.
Research shows that many of these individuals are ill-equipped to assimilate to life outside the system and lack necessary social skills for success. Many aged-out youth have never experienced proper preparation, motivation and training to understand workplace culture.

These youth are expected to make it on their own as independent adults!

The Facts:

In California, of the approximately 4,000 youths per year aging out of foster care:

  • Nearly 50% remain unemployed by the age of 24; 1.5 times more than the general population

  • More than 25% are incarcerated and 42% will be convicted of a crime; 7 times more the than general population

  • 20% experience homelessness and 29% will be unable to pay rent; 4 times more than the general population

  • 7 out of 10 young women will become pregnant before they turn 21; 2.5 times more than the general population

  • 25% of foster youth experience PTSD, which is twice the rate of US war veterans

  • 24% will have no high school diploma or GED; 3 times more than the general population

  • Only 3% of former foster youth earn a 2- or 4-year college degree; 10 times lower than the general population

If these facts don’t sit right with you either, read on to learn more about an exciting new opportunity to expand your philanthropic outreach and partner with TWT Center to tackle this critically important issue.

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