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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Falling through the cracks, one man's story of aging out of the system

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[Photo by Catherine Green for LA Weekly]

The LA Weekly published a story last Thursday about the story of one young man struggling to find his way after aging out of the system, and a family that has informally offered resources and support.

This story deftly describes the many ways in which young adults aging out of the foster care system fall between the cracks and that even the best and brightest struggle on their own without the famiy their peers rely on for support.

Kevin, the young man in this story, has survived a lot and has a lot of resiliency. Kevin was particularly dedicated to learning, understanding that post-high school education is key to making it on his own. Even so, he struggles.

This article provided an important view into the daily life and challenges that unfortuntately too many youth and young adults in the U.S. face. Kevin is likely to make it, thanks in part to the support from the Campbells. Many others are not as lucky.

To read the article, click here.

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