Ways to help children in the foster care system

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Ways to help children in the foster care system

There is so many things you can do to help a foster child even you are not able to be a foster parent yourself. One of the really important things you can do is support legislation that is developed and in government right now to help ensure better lives and existences for foster children. For example, there is a bill called The Uninterrupted Scholars Act which will facilitate foster children moving from school to school by allowing caseworkers to get there educational records transferred right away so that they do not have long logs between schools and also there is another bill that was just passed recently called AB12 that allows foster kids to stay in care until the age of 21 which changes the former laws that ended the foster care at 18 so now there is opportunities to be foster parents for older teens who are either trying to get a college education or trying to start there careers; these kids will be able to stay in care and will be taken care of and so for anyone who would be interested in having an older child it is many ways a much easier job.

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Jeanne K. Pritzker

Founder, Foster Care Counts

Jeanne K. Pritzker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Care Counts, a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of current and former foster children.  A successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Jeanne was educated at the University of Michigan (BA 1982, French and Psychology), Northwestern University (MBA 1986, Finance and Accounting) and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D. expected 2013, Clinical Psychology).Jeanne started her professional career in the finance world, where her experience included commercial lending, investment banking and entertainment finance. She went on to found and run Splurge, Inc., a producer of healthy snack foods, and The Bag Lady Inc., stimulating microfinance in Asia through importing straw bags made by tsunami victims.Her noteworthy academic and professional successes notwithstanding, Jeanne's greatest satisfaction has come from her personal and philanthropic activities. The proud mother of seven children (including one foster child), she is an outspoken advocate, and a matchless contributor and fundraiser, for foster care and social justice causes. Jeanne is a woman on a mission: to improve the foster care system and to help current and former foster children, as well as her own children, to lead happy, successful, and productive lives.

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