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Student advocates for more support for foster children as they enter adulthood

May 11th, 2012

In this opinion piece published by the Providence Journal, Ariana Alicea '12 calls for states to increase their support for foster children who "age out" of the system at age 18.

Alicea, a sociology and service learning major from Connecticut, writes: "I'm not speaking from behind the desk of a philanthropy or political position. ... I have been a foster child since I was 6. I was fortunate enough to be born and neglected in Connecticut, a state that offers an extension of child-welfare benefits after age 18 to young adults who qualify."

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