27-year-old Krista James spent years after foster care in homeless shelters with no other place to go.
The NYC branch of SalaamGarage, a team of photographers, videographers and journalists dedicated to bringing forth positive social change, has spent the better part of a year documenting the lives of those who have graduated the foster care system at the age of 21, ill-prepared for what lies ahead. Their Kickstarter campaign has been a success and reached its goal on Wednesday, June 13, with funding completed for a book and an exhibition for the project "Aging-Out of Foster Care." Congratulations to SalaamGarage Local!
The book, titled "Everybody Needs Somebody" is a compilation of 15 stories and photographs of those who have aged out of the system. The exhibition will take place at The Long Island Children's Museum from June 16th, 2012 - September 2nd, 2012.
Headed by SG founder Amanda Koster, and SG Local NYC leader Maggie Soladay, the group aims to raise public awareness for their cause. To read more on SalaamGarage Local and Aging-Out of Foster Care, click here.