Crosscut: For Foster Kids, Grownup Mentors Make All the Difference

The annual high-school graduation rate for foster youth in Washington is about 48 percent, compared to 72 percent for their non-foster peers. By 2017, those two rates will be the same in King County, and each foster teen will have drawn up a personal plan for the future. Those are the goals of the Graduation Success program, launched by the nonprofit organization Treehouse in 2012. Read More >>

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