When you hear “Silicon Valley”, you may think “technology.” Well, not long ago in Silicon Valley, groups gathered to discuss and brainstorm ways to use technology to change the way the foster care system works. Or rather, doesn’t work.
In attendance was the dynamic Delrisha White, a former foster care kid who made it through the system, through high school and eventually through college—despite the odds. “Seventy-five percent of foster youth in high school will say, ‘I have the desire to go to college,’ but less than three percent will actually graduate,” White said. “That’s not really foster youth that are making the poor decisions; that’s the adults that aren’t cultivating that pathway.”
And she is right! Let’s hope there are more groups gathering throughout the country, all of them not giving up until positive change is made!
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