White House Announces New Steps to Support Foster Youth

Stable homes and strong support structures needed for foster children

Denalee Chapman December 25, 2014
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The White House announced last Dec 8 that it is working to provide better support for foster youth. The administration is focusing on seven steps:

  • Ensuring access to healthy meals
  • Protecting the welfare of native youth
  • Building financial security
  • Keeping youth in their homes and out of the justice system
  • Creating clear pathways to employment
  • Supporting educational success
  • Developing public service & private investment opportunities

23,000 of the over 400,000 children in the foster care system age out each year, according to CNN. The government recognizes the risks associated with this high percentage of youth who never get their forever families and have to hit adulthood without proper preparation.

More specific information about these seven points of focus are available at the White House Press site.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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