This year in Arkansas, nearly 250 foster youth will enter into adulthood unprepared for life’s challenges and disconnected from the community at large. Another 750 youth are currently on track to age out of the foster system because they are unlikely to be adopted. Youth aging out of foster care face tremendous challenges. In fact, studies show that approximately 40% of youth who age out will experience homelessness by the time they turn 24.
Eric & Kara Gilmore, founders of Immerse Arkansas, along with host Matt Mosler, and nearly 400 people celebrated on November 11th at our annual fundraising dinner at the Embassy Suites Little Rock Hotel & Convention Center. Thank you to all our guests and financial partners that have allowed Immerse Arkansas to pursue fulfilling our mission!