Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Betsy Krebs's work was prepared when Betsy Krebs was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
In the United States, the child welfare system was set up to protect the interests of young children, not to raise teens to adulthood. By preparing teens in foster care to be their own advocates, Betsy is helping them envision and achieve a brighter future. Once they can change their own prospects for life beyond foster care, they can change the system itself.
The New Idea
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