Even though the average age of foster youth is 10 years, an estimated 20,000 young people “age out" of the U.S. foster care system each year.*
We’ve had the privilege of meeting many middle and high school foster youth in group homes and other places and events. Our ABC’s of Character books and music have been well received with all age groups, but they are geared more for elementary age. Foster teens tell us that they’ve had no one talk to them about having good character. So, now, we’re in the process of creating a brand new book especially for middle and high school foster youth--WOW: 10 Words of Wisdom. Please pray about how you can help with this great need.
Need $6,000 to order books.
Learn more about “aging out” of foster care in our article "Aging Out": Life After Foster Care
To make a donation towards WOW: 10 Words of Wisdom, please visit our DONATE page.
Kathy Salerno is the co-founder of Forever Kids, alongside her husband, Tony. Kathy and Tony stepped into ministry several decades ago, and they continue on the journey of reaching out to children and instilling good character into their lives.