November Newsletter

Statistics tell a story and emphasize why JOY is needed.

  • Less than 50% of Florida foster kids graduate from high school.
  • 30% of former foster kids are more likely to be substance abusers.
  • Up to 85% of youth in foster care have mental health issues.
  • 40% of former foster care youth become parents within 2 years of leaving foster care.
  • 25% of former foster care kids will be homeless within one year.
  • 75% of former foster care kids experience unemployment.
  • One in four foster care boys, and one in ten girls end up in prison.

Read more inside the JOY NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

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