Our organization is dedicated to helping "Aging Out and Aged Out" Georgia foster care youths transition into society with the necessary skills and work ethic to become successful adults. This is critical because nationwide each year an estimated 23,000 “Aged Out” youth are emancipated from the foster care system. Over 700 youth are released from the Georgia foster care system annually. Statistics for Aged-out youth state the following:
12 to 36 percent experience homelessness One in four become homeless
46 percent did not complete high school 20 percent leave with a high school diploma
One in four males and one in ten females
became incarcerated Almost half will be arrested by 19th birthday
50 percent experience early parenthood 49 percent will be expecting mothers by 19th birthday
Despite these findings, Bridging The Gap is ready to address and help reduce these odds. We want to help youth who choose to "Age Out" of the system at 21 and others who may fall through the cracks. We believe we can impact the next generation by saving one youth at a time. Then that one youth will be able to impact another youth and as the pattern repeats; this can caus a positive outbreak among young adults that can change their battered-down cycle and help rewrite their future.
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P.O. BOX 930630
Norcross, Georgia 30003
PHONE ONE: (678) 467-0159
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