PBS NewsHour

How this former foster youth defied the odds

Clip: 03/29/2016 | 8m 11s

Only about half of all youth in foster care in the U.S. graduate from high school, and just one in 10 enroll in college. But 19-year-old James Turner, raised in foster care since he was 18 months old and now a college student, is not only defying the odds -- he wants to use his education to help other foster youth overcome the same hurdles he did. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports.

Aired: 03/29/16

Rating: NR

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