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More than 23,000 youth age out of the foster care system every year in the U.S. Every year more than 200 youth age out in Arkansas. 

So what happens to these kids on their 18th birthday? Most have nowhere to go or a support system to turn to. They drift into the wind and become invisible to the everyday world. Here are some statistics that show a glimpse of what these kids who have never had a forever family go through.

- After reaching the age of 18, 20 percent of the children who were in foster care will become instantly homeless.

- Fifty percent of former foster youth who age out of the system will be unemployed by the age of 24.

- There is less than a three percent chance for children who have aged out of foster care to earn a college degree at any point in their life.

- Seventy percent of girls who age out of the foster care system will become pregnant before the age of 21.

- Sixty percent of young men who age out of the foster care system and are legally emancipated have been convicted of a crime.

- About one in four kids who age out of the system will not graduate from high school

- Fifty percent of kids who age out of the system will develop substance dependence

Please help us bring awareness and financial support to a group of invisible youth that has aged out of foster care. Our goal is to raise $8,000 by April 2nd and help 8 kids that are working hard to break the cycle and have a better future for themselves and not become another number in a statistic. Thank you for helping me make a difference!

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