EVERY 20 MINUTES, A CHILD AGES OUT OF THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM

That's 26,000 each year

The nsoro Difference

The nsoro Foundation is closing the education gap for youth in foster care by providing vision beyond circumstance and the educational roadmap to succeed.

Incarceration

78% of the current death row population spent time in the foster care system

Homelessness

50% of former foster youth are homeless within two years of leaving the system

PTSD

1 in 4 will experience post traumatic stress disorder—twice the rate of U.S. Veterans

Placements

Foster youth experience an average of 12 placements in just four years of high school

The Cost of Doing Nothing

Youth who age out of the foster care system are more likely than their peers to drop out of school, become parents before they are ready, experience homelessness, or end up in jail—costly consequences that affect all Americans. On average, for every young person who ages out of the foster care system, taxpayers and communities pay $300,000 in social costs over that person’s lifetime.

INCARCERATION

ABSORBED COMMUNITY COSTS

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

INCARCERATION

ABSORBED COMMUNITY COSTS

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

26,000 x $300,000 = $7.8 BILLION