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Youth Statistics
Youth who age out of the foster care system often have multiple challenges: 38% have mental health challenges, 50% have used an illicit drug, and 25% are already involved with the judicial system. In addition, only 54% of youth have graduated from high school up to four years following discharge from foster care.



As part of the Helping America’s Youth initiative, Mrs. Laura Bush welcomed Girl Scouts and their mentors serving as positive role models offering young women guidance, encouragement and leadership development. The Scouts from local Troops 44100 and 42100 watched a screening of the movie "Charlotte's Web" at the White House Wednesday, January 31, 2007. White House photo by Shealah Craighead

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