This Jim Casey infographic takes a look at the aging out situation; highlighting the steep consequences of stopping care at 18. It estimates that taxpayers pay $300,000 in social costs (public assistance, incarceration, lost wages, etc.) for every young person who ages out of the foster care system. Given that roughly 26,000 youths age out each year, that’s almost $8 billion a year – a staggering price tag. But Jim Casey also proposes a promising solution that is based on extending high-quality care to the age of 21. The plan focuses on helping these youths build lasting relationships and teaching them how to direct their own future. Find out more in the Success Beyond 18 report.