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Woman Who Aged Out Of Foster Care Is Advocating For Idaho Youth In The System


Every year, scores of young people age out of the foster care system. Some of them have nowhere to go. After they age out they don’t have access to the same resources of housing, food or education. Now, a woman who has personal experience with foster care is advocating for change at the state legislature.

Our Morning Edition host George Prentice recently spoke with Ivy Smith to get her perspective on the shortcoomings of the system.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!