Foster Youth and College: How One Student Defied the Odds (Video)
In its Making the Grade education segment, the PBS NewsHour recently shed light on an often-overlooked group of students—those raised in foster care.
Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just 1 in 10 enroll in college. James Turner, raised in foster care since he was 18 months old and now a second-semester college student, is defying these odds. The 19-year-old wants to use his education to help other foster youth overcome the same hurdles he did.
This video segment appeared on PBS NewsHour on March 29, 2016.