Filling the Foster Care Gap with Tech

Mar 7, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Filling the Foster Care Gap with Tech, Mar 7, 2023

In 2018, 1/3 of all children entering foster care were young people of color, with 23% identifying as Black – almost twice the percentage of Black children in the total US population. Today, there are more than 400k children in foster care nationwide. This disruption in a student's life creates insurmountable barriers to success. This session will explore how technology can fill the gap to remain a constant network of support, led by an individual with lived experience in the foster care system.

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Shanté Elliott


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Shruti Jayaraman

Chicago Beyond

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Marvell Joiner


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