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LA Foster Youth Recognized for Graduating High School And Heading To College

Young women in L.A. County's foster care program get their hair and makeup done before a presentation at Walt Disney Concert Hall to celebrate their graduating high school and being accepted to college.
Young women in L.A. County's foster care program get their hair and makeup done before a presentation at Walt Disney Concert Hall to celebrate their graduating high school and being accepted to college.
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L.A. County’s Department of Children and Family Services - the agency that oversees the foster system - celebrated its graduating high school seniors Tuesday. The 170 students recognized at the celebration will continue their studies at either four-year universities or junior colleges.

This story aired June 25.