The data shows a painful reality:

Half of youth who have aged out of foster care end up homeless or incarcerated.

Currently, the number of kids in the Los Angeles County system alone is high, not to mention all the kids over the past decades:

Twenty-eight thousand children are currently in foster care in Los Angeles County.

My goal is to take what I learned in my 9 years as a foster kid to inspire other kids, young adults, and prospective and active foster parents to make a bigger difference. I believe the challenges that foster kids experience can build resilience, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking to found something new in their lives. This is the start of a FounderKid with a new future.

The programs will include:

  1. Youth – FounderKids Accelerator: Reframing past pains into future gains.
  2. Youth – Entrepreneur Spotlight: Sharing how founders start with failures to create their future.
  3. Parents – FounderKid Brickworks: Showing the impact of even short placements to inspire more parents to invest.

To connect, please visit our Facebook page or email jon [at] founderkids.com.