12.27.2017

NPR: Why Foster Care Students in Seattle Are Beating the Odds

Thirty-six percent. That was the high school graduation rate for youth in foster care in Seattle and King County, Washington, in 2010. “We were shocked. I mean, tears flowed,” says Janis Avery. For more than two decades, she has led a nonprofit called Treehouse, dedicated to improving the lives of foster youth. In fact, Treehouse had been pushing for the state to break out educational data about kids in foster care. And the data, when it came for the first time, was a wake-up call. Read More >>

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