The Felix Organization provides inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system.
"Thank you for a wonderful experience with nature. I had a great time. I expanded my horizons to new extreme heights!"
"This summer I got to be on stage for the first time – It was scary at first but felt better when I saw my friends cheering me on. I feel supported by people here."
There are roughly 400,000 children in the United States in foster care. Approximately 14,000 live in New York City and 16,000 in Los Angeles.
For youth who age out of the foster care system, approximately:
20% struggle with homelessness
50% do not complete high school
40% are unemployed
36% are arrested
22% are incarcerated
50% of girls are pregnant within 12-18 months of leaving foster care.
Felix helps youth in foster care become tomorrow's leaders. Our young adults have become camp counselors. They have gone to college. And they have defied the statistics to achieve their unique dreams and goals.
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