RealTracs has embraced Tennessee Kids Belong as its official charity, and is dedicated to raising awareness, fundraising, and support work.
You can help the Tennessee Kids Belong non-profit vision of giving children in foster care a face and a voice as well. Visit their website at http://americaskidsbelong.org/tn today to find out more, and how you can help one of the over 6,000 children in foster care in Tennessee.
- There are well over 6,000 children in Tennessee’s foster care system.
- More than 6,000 have the goal of being reunited with their birth family and need a loving foster family while they wait.
- 350 are legally-free for adoption and are waiting for a forever family.
Did you know?
Every year, 26,000 children in U.S. foster care age out of the system at 18 (or 21 in some states) with little or no support.
Less than half will have graduated from high school
1 in 4 will be in trouble with the law within just two years of aging out
Nearly 2/3 of the girls will be pregnant by age 21
1 in 4 will experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in their lifetime (more than twice the rate of U.S. Veterans of War)
1 in 5 will become homeless
All have an exponentially higher risk of becoming a victim of human trafficking