➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Care and connections: Bridging relational gaps for foster youths
Brookings Institution – September 14, 2017
In the United States, more than 20,000 youths “age out” of foster care each year. But leaving foster care presents its own challenges. Only 55 percent of former foster youths report having a high school diploma or GED by the time they’re 19, compared with 87 percent of their peers in the population sample.
Also: Report: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/09-14-2017_fostercarereport2.pdf