Minnesota Public Radio features by Ellen Guettler http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30263 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:02:59 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Ellen Guettler http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Aging Out Each year 26,000 American teenagers in foster care make a difficult transition as they turn 18 and become adults in the eyes of the state. This weekend, 700 people will gather for a conference that connects former foster care kids with mentors and educational programs. Ellen Guettler of American RadioWorks brings us the story of one young woman in the years after she aged out of foster care. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/11/01/aging_out?refid=0 Sat, 01 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Aging out of foster care Each year 24,000 American teenagers in foster care leave their foster families or group homes and try to make it on their own, because when they turn 18, they're too old to qualify for state services anymore. A new study shows that foster teens do better if they stay in care until they're 21. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/12/fostercare?refid=0 Wed, 12 Dec 2007 14:30:47 -0600