Swizz Beatz Stars in Spoken Word PSA for National Foster Care Awareness Month [WATCH]
The month of May marks National Foster Care Awareness Month and Children’s Rights and Foster Club have released a special PSA to help educate and raise awareness to those who do not understand our country's foster care system. The organization recruited super producer Swizz Beatz and comedian Monroe Martin to star in the PSA alongside a multitude of young people, who all spit a spoken word poem filled with information and statistics about the foster care system.
According to reports, there are 670,000 people who spend time in foster care every year, with fewer than 60 percent of teens graduating high school by the age of 19. Statistics also say that only four percent of foster alumni earn a college degree by the age of 26, while about 50 percent of foster care youth reportedly become incarcerated within the first two years of aging out of the system.
"Education in this country is a fundamental right for every child, but right now, we are turning our backs on our foster youth. We all need to do whatever we can to help make sure these kids’ voices are heard. They’re not someone else’s responsibility; they’re all of ours. Let’s foster their futures by really fostering their education," said Swizz in a statement following the PSA.
Watch the Children's Rights and Foster Club's brand new spoken word PSA for National Foster Care Awareness Month featuring Swizz and others above. Learn more about the #FosterMyEducation campaign here.