Regina Calcaterra Op-Ed:
Growing up in New York state’s foster care system in the 1980s, I was well aware of the plight of those who age out of foster care without a parent or safety net. They often ended up on public assistance, homeless or incarcerated. They did not attend college, let alone graduate. In fact, less than 2 percent of foster youth completed college, and today the statistic is only marginally better — 3 percent.