Every day, as many as 50,000 people wake up behind bars in immigration detention centers across America, including families fleeing violence and seeking safety in the United States. Last year, ICE arrests of non-criminals more than doubled. "Deportation Nation," a new documentary from The Atlantic, goes behind the scenes of America’s sprawling network of detention centers, where 179 people have died awaiting deportation since 2003.
Life in Foster Care, Tionne W. SailFuture and filmmaker James Heredia tell the untold stories of youth in foster care as part of the 2018 Giving Challenge. Meet Tionne - At 14 years old he was facing 55 years in prison. Growing up, everyone in his life told him that he would wind up dead or in jail. He bounced from group home to group home, never unpacking bags of clothes because he knew they wouldn't let him stay. He never had a place to call home. The expectations people set for him eventually became his own, and he got caught up in a robbery gone bad. Today he is free, grinding every day to graduate high school early & with honors.
Our annual fundraiser, #GivingChallenge18, is coming up fast (May 1 & 2)! We're doubling down our efforts to raise awareness about challenges in foster care & highlight the resilience and grit of young people fighting everyday to break free of the foster care to prison pipeline.
Learn more: - https://www.Sailfuture.org - https://sailfuture-givingchallenge.org - https://www.heredia.work The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour day of giving on May 1st and 2nd sponsored by the Community Foundation of Sarasota. Donations of $25 - $100 will be matched 1:1 by The Patterson Foundation.