Beyond Emancipation helps young people aging out of foster care

Jessica Mi is 21 years old, has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and can boast that she’s now working on securing a master’s degree from that elite institution.

Not so long ago, Mi was struggling to find her footing after her life was upended and she and her sister were placed in foster care. She was moving between foster homes in Castro Valley and Hayward. Then, when she was 17, Mi was living on her own while navigating her final year at Castro Valley High School.

But support was out there. Mi knew it and got it.

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