KNKX: Muckleshoot Teen Graduates as Valedictorian After Growing Up in Foster Care

Erika has pushed herself. She’s also gotten help along the way. She gets mentoring and encouragement from Kateri Joe, an education specialist with the nonprofit group Treehouse, which gives support to kids in foster care.

Treehouse works with about 7,500 foster youth each year and young people in its program had a five-year graduation rate of 82 percent in 2015 compared with 49 percent for all foster youth in the state. Read More >>

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