Information on Foster Youth

  • Only 50% will receive a high school diploma
  • Only 10% of former foster youth will attend college and, of that 10%, only 3% will graduate
  • 50% of former foster youth will be homeless during their first two years after exiting foster care
  • Universities with foster youth support programs such as TRS help increase the number of foster youth graduating with their degrees up to 80%.
  • Foster youth, who are involved in foster youth support programs like TRS, may often go on to pursue Master's or Ph.D.'s.