Tour targets teens leaving foster care

Kevin Montgomery and Ruth Trimble played on the back of truck Tuesday evening on Madison Street. Montgomery is on tour to raise awareness for youths aging out of the foster care system.

Kevin Montgomery and Ruth Trimble played on the back of truck Tuesday evening on Madison Street. Montgomery is on tour to raise awareness for youths aging out of the foster care system. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Raising awareness of the problems facing youths leaving the foster care system is the reason a Texas native came to Jefferson City on Tuesday evening as part of a nationwide concert tour.

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“Eighty percent of kids that age out of foster care go homeless in their first six months and 70 percent of prisoners in our prison system were in foster care,” said Kevin Montgomery. “Those are pretty powerful numbers.”

He said the tour does concerts with about 60-100 people each night in attendance.

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