CBS4 Special Reports: Aging Out

Former Foster Youth Talk With The Lt. GovernorAs part of our series on “Aging Out” of the foster care system, CBS4 asked two former foster care youth to have a conversation about the system with Lt. Governor Donna Lynne.
Former Foster Care Youth Tell Their StoriesFormer foster care youth share their thoughts on making the transition to adulthood.
Foster Care Teens Celebrate GraduationIn a special ceremony every year, foster care youth from across Colorado celebrate the tremendous achievement of graduating from school.
Teens Aging Out Of Foster Care Get Life Skills TrainingThe federally funded Chafee Program offers life skills lessons to teens aging out of foster care.
Finding A Family Is Best Outcome For All Foster Care YouthChildren who are adopted out of foster care are more likely to go to college, get a good job, and raise a thriving family of their own.
Reporter's Notebook: 'She Did Have Hope'CBS4's Britt Moreno shares her thoughts on doing Wednesday's Child segments for four years.
African Refugee Graduates High School, Plans For CollegeShambel Zeru overcame unbelievable odds to get an education in the United States.
Volunteers Make Birthday Wishes Come True For Foster Care YouthChildren without families often have no one to celebrate holidays with or even anyone to acknowledge their birthday. One program is working to change that.
Specific Recruiting Helps Older Teens In Foster CareThe Executive Director of the Adoption Exchange was on CBS4 This Morning to talk about efforts to find homes for Colorado's most at-risk youth.
Volunteers Make Dreams Come True For Former Foster YouthVolunteers at one program are making dreams come true for young people who've aged out of foster care.
Program Bridges The Gap Between Foster Care & AdulthoodMile High United Way's Bridging the Gap program offers help to former foster youth.
Choir Creates Sense Of Community To Foster Care YouthOne choir is creating a sense of community for foster care youth.
Foster Parent: ‘The Outcomes I Have Seen Haven’t Been Great’One foster parent talks about the struggles that face foster care youth as they age out of the system.
Reporter's Notebook: A Leap Of FaithCBS4 News Director Tim Wieland explains his history with adoption and why the "Aging Out" series is an important piece of journalism.
CBS4 Explores Issues Around 'Aging Out'CBS4 begins a week long series examining the issues around "Aging Out," the point when a teenager leaves the foster care system in Colorado.
Editorial: What Happens To Children Who Don't Get Adopted?What happens to the children who live in foster care and are not adopted? CBS4 takes an in-depth look at the problem of "Aging Out."
Foster Care Youth Hear From Nationally Renown AdvocateNationally renown youth advocate, Josh Shipp brought his message of empowerment to foster care teens in Colorado.
Teens Aging Out Of Foster Care Face Difficult ChallengesEvery year thousands of teens age out of the foster care system on their 18th birthday. They are on their own whether they’re ready for it or not. And statistics show they don’t fare well.
Teens Face Hardships When ‘Aging Out’ Of Foster CareWhen teens age out of the foster care system without being adopted, they often face unemployment, homelessness, and in some cases jail. Having parents makes that transition to adulthood much easier.

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