Stories of aging out of foster care

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There are 28,000 children in foster care in Los Angeles County. It’s a big number and the challenges are immense. Less than 50 percent graduate from high school and very few finish college.

Within 2 to 4 years of leaving the system, 25 percent of young people become homeless, many are unemployed and 20 percent end up in prison. Those are tough statistics.

In an effort to raise awareness of the challenges facing kids who are out of the system, a group of writers and photographers got together to tell the stories of 11 foster care youth who have recently aged out.

The book, “Aging Out: Southern California” is on sale and all profits go to organizations working to support these young adults.

The book launch event is July 30 at Quixote Studios West Hollywood, 1011 N Fuller Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90046.