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Slavery By Another Name….. Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Sylvia Hooper, Foster Parent Advocay Foundation Inc. Assistant Director
According to national statistics provided by Arrow and confirmed by Sylvia Hooper 40 to 50 percent of foster children will never complete high school. Sixty-six percent of them will be homeless, go to jail or die within one year of leaving the foster care system at 18.
Sylvia also said 80 percent of the prison population once was in foster care, and that girls in foster care are 600 percent more likely than the general population to become pregnant before the age of 21.
Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Sylvia Hooper, Co-Founder, Foster Parent Advocacy Foundation
Sylvia was an adoptive child who went back into the system after her adoptive parents passed away at age 15. Sylvia has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Adephi Unversity and has her Masters in Social Work . She is also working with the Administration for Children Services as a Child Protective Specialist.
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