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Transcript of SWAT
Stuff We All Take
Born in Lexington, KY
24 yrs old.
moms addiction > states care
Recommitted to 21
To make ourselves
So What do we take?
The Life of Transition
Moving home to home
struggling to make friends
Constantly adapting: environment, culture, finances, etc.
School to School
Different lesson plans: Behind or Ahead
Ahead is Bad?
Different styles of teaching = Harder to Learn
Ex: Algebra in Middle school V.S. High School
Count Your Losses
Incentive: Why? Why? Why?
Rights: DL, Family, Normalcy
Unable to maintain relationship
Forced to be on your own, yet you still depend on others.
Rides, Food Stamps, Section 8, ETV, Etc.
Whats Your Stats?
Foster kids who experience 7 or more school changes: 65%
Kids who complete a college degree: 1.5%
Employed at 21: 50%
Homeless one day or more after aging out: 24%
Kids in care are 44% less likely to graduate from High School
Kids who had multiple placements are 5-10x more likely to be in the juvenile justice system
Youth in multiple placements are 5-10x more likely to enter juvenile justice system
youth in care are 44% less likely to get HS degree
65% of kids experience 7 or more school changes
Kids who earn college degree: 1.5%
Kids who are homeless one day or more after aging out: 22%
Never been in the Juvenile justice system
Earned a HS Degree
Earned 2 college Degrees
Was homeless, but have now had the same apt. for 3 yrs
Become an officer/ success story
We all go through this
We become part of a team/brotherhood
We police those after us
Group homes: Mash, Coleman House. Staff care-how does that feel?
Cancer & whole team
As of 2010, there are 408,000 kids in care.
Define your own success
I'm officer 89, join our fleet!
Asian home: cereal
Mrs. Joyce: get ya own!
Mrs. Marge: Livin' The Life
Build your support/what's my support system?
The deal with psychiatrist
/I've been where you've been (Mental ill, homeless, etc.)
it's all about choices