Supporting Foster Youth

There are 400,000 kids in foster care in the US.

The Give Back Difference

Give Back is a college scholarship and mentoring program for students who have faced economic hardship and other adversities such as foster care, homelessness, or the incarceration of a parent. 97.6% of kids that enter the Give Back program in ninth grade graduate high school and go on to college.

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Join the Movement: Give Back to Foster More

Give Back to Foster More is a campaign to engage corporations and citizens in the effort to raise much needed funding to support mentors and education for foster children nationwide. This is your opportunity to join a highly respected coalition of organizations that are making a difference for foster care programs across the country.

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How You Can Help

Give Back has prepaid 1500 college scholarships to date. Our goal is to expand our reach, engage the public, and reverse the odds for foster kids aspiring to graduate college. Here are a few easy ways you can make an impact:

Become a Mentor

At-risk young adults who have a mentor are twice as likely to enroll in college. Our mentors are as essential to our scholars as the financial assistance we provide. If you live in a Give Back state, learn more about applying to become a mentor today.

Make a Donation

Give directly to provide both hope and a promise to young students who face adversity every day. Your donation will go directly to the students—giving them a chance to change their lives with a postsecondary degree.

New Book Release: First Chance

How Kids With Nothing Can Change Everything

In his new book, Give Back Founder Robert Owen Carr explores the path to educational success for children who experience hardships such as foster care, homelessness, or the incarceration of a parent. First Chance highlights the remarkable students who, despite considerable adversity, triumph over the odds when given a chance.

Net proceeds from Robert Carr’s books are donated to Give Back. 

Interested in helping foster youth?