There are roughly 400,000 children in the US foster care system. Approximately 14,000 live in New York City and 16,000 in Los Angeles.
For youth who age out of the foster care system, approx 20% struggle with homelessness-50% do not complete high school-40% are unemployed-36% are arrested and 22% are incarcerated.
The Felix Organization:
Felix helps youth in foster care become tomorrow’s leaders. Our young adults have become camp counselors. They have gone to college and they have defied the statistics to achieve their unique dreams and goals. The opportunities that Felix provides help our youth build job experience, expand their leadership skills and learn on the job competencies that will help them begin their professional careers.