About 6,500 foster children in San Diego County, and many of them spend years moving from home to home. Each year, 300 will leave the foster care system when they turn 18.
While many may dream of succeeding, life on their own will not be easy. Half will end up unemployed, one-third will require public assistance and 1 out of 4 will become incarcerated.
But local support systems are available to help support their goal of going to college.