Foster Kids Deserve Support to Achieve Higher Graduation Rates

Five years ago, Treehouse, then a small nonprofit in Seattle, saw youth in foster care graduating at less than half the rate of other students and decided to claim responsibility and do something about it. We set a goal few thought we would achieve: “By 2017, foster youth in King County will graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers with a plan for the future.” Today, the extended graduation rate for youth in our program, Graduation Success, is 89 percent — about 7 percent higher than the general population. The rate includes on-time and fifth-year graduates throughout King County, and a growing number of school districts in Pierce and Spokane counties. Read More >>

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