More than 40 percent of those children who age-out of the foster care system are homeless within a year and a half, because they do not have resources to live on their own.
On any given day, there are nearly 424,000 children in foster care in the United States.
Right now there are 40,000 homeless students in Georgia.
More than 20,000 youth who have aged out of foster care leave the system without the stability of a family.
When the system fails to provide young adults aging out of foster care with permanent housing, they are more likely to experience homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, and there’s less than a 3% chance that they will earn a college degree at any time in their life. This is largely due to a lack of education, social and financial support. They are often ill-prepared to live independently.
50 percent of these young adults experience sexual abuse, physical abuse, sex trafficking, drug addiction, and depression, which makes them the most vulnerable population in America.
Taylor Made University serves as a unique and key piece to deepening support to high school aged youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of foster care, and/or from low-income households. We recognize the unique needs of young people, and we support them in multiple facets of their lives and growth process, by providing them with mentorship, education, healing, prevention, and policy and advocacy, to help them break their cycle of homelessness and poverty.