The Reality

Young adults thrive
with the support of
mentors and champions

And yet we send thousands of foster youth into the real world
 without the resources, support, or network they need to thrive.

Check out the numbers on our nation's
youth that GREW UP IN A FAMILY HOME:

25m

Young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 currently reside with their parents

65%

of college graduates in the U.S. move home for a year or two

27

is the average American's age of emancipation from the family home

IF THE AVERAGE american YOUTH LIVES AT HOME UNTIL 27, how can we expect foster youth to thrive
on their own at age 18?  

FOSTER YOUTH age out withOUT the skills or support needed to succeed
independently And this is where they end up:

3%

Will graduate from college

10x less than the general population

29%

will be unable to pay rent

4x more than the general population

42%

will be convicted of a crime

7x more than the general population

How do we change the stats?

Foster Nation provides CAREER mentorship
to empower foster youth
TO BE INDEPENDENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENT

FOR FOSTER YOUTH

Foster Nation will match you with a career mentor who will dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per month to helping you achieve your professional goals. Our objective is to provide you with a committed mentor who adds value, support and guidance as you work to become self sufficient.

When you #JoinTheNation, you will join a community of fellow foster youth and supportive mentors who will be your champions as you look to fulfill your greatest ambitions.

FOR MENTORS

Foster Nation's mentorship program is unique in both its level of flexibility and structure. We provide a baseline foundation of what to expect as a career mentor. With our curriculum, you can choose how you work with your mentee in a way that best suits both your needs, expectations, and life demands.

#JoinTheNation to connect with current and former foster youth who will inspire you with their strength, resilience, and determination. Our program enables you and your mentee to build a lasting, impactful relationship that will change both of your lives for the better.

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If 1 in 100 millennials volunteered to mentor, every foster youth that aged out of the system in the last decade will have a mentor with whom they can build a brighter future.

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why mentorship is the solution

Having a mentor equals positive results
for at-risk youth