“Studies show that emancipated youth need a safe place to live, a high school diploma, health care, access to higher education, and quality employment in order to become self-sufficient adults. In addition, and perhaps most important, emancipated youth need a sustained commitment from a loving, safe and supportive adult or family to stay involved in their lives as long-term mentors.”

San Mateo 2009-10 Grand Jury, Mentoring Emancipated Foster Youth. by Rick Thoma