We kicked off the New Year with a brand new fundraiser. The purpose of the Journey to Independence fundraiser is to provide essential items to young adults who have aged out of the foster care system.
There are over 400,000 youth in the US foster system every year. More than 20,000 individuals age out of the foster system as early as their 18th birthdays. That means that their state will no longer provide support for these youth, therefore they are left to fend for themselves if they do not have permanent housing arrangements prior.
Up to 20% of youth who age out of the foster system become instantly homeless on their 18th birthdays.
With the help of our caring supporters, She Is STEM will be helping these youth to transition into adulthood. Head over to our donation page and share our link.
We'll be fundraising until 6/30/21.