The number of children in Wisconsin's foster care system reached a staggering total of 8,000 in 2019. Foster care and the youth it serves touches all groups of at-risk youth in our community. Youth who were in foster care are less likely to complete high school, attend college, and find employment. They are also more likely to become homeless, become victims of sex trafficking, and experience PTSD than their peer counterparts.
The Empower Me Foster Walk takes place during Foster Care Awareness Month (May) and is a show of support and unity for the lives touched by foster care. Together we can raise awareness and let the thousands of children in foster care know they are not alone.