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Why Foster Care Students in Seattle Are Beating the Odds

By Anya Kamenetz, NPR

An initiative in Washington State surrounds foster youth with “superstars” to help them beat the odds in graduating from high school.

“When we look at the youth who have the best experiences, it has a lot to do with the quality of the people surrounding them,” she says. “We’d like to take some of that randomness out of youth’s experience. So the system works for them, not just spectacular individuals.”