Our Mission


The Alex Smith Foundation provides foster teens with the tools and resources needed to transition to successful adulthood by developing and promoting Mentoring, Education, Housing, Internship, Job, and Advocacy programs.

Walter Payton Man of the Year Nomination

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The Alex Smith Foundation concentrates on
developing and promoting programs in six basic areas.

Education

Good jobs with futures require general knowledge, reading and math skills, and proficiency in computers and technology.

Mentoring

Steadying hands, strong role models, and intergenerational synergies can provide the essential support for teens thrown unprepared into independence.

Housing

Young adults who haven't had a permanent home, need stability. This begins with a place to live—a place they can call home.

Internships

On-the-job training builds skills, confidence, and a network of working friends and associates.

Jobs

Employment provides a secure income, encourages accomplishment, and helps create responsible adults.

Advocacy

With its concentration on improving systems and changing counterproductive laws, advocacy is our path to the future.

Media Gallery

Check out Alex and The Foundation in the media.

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What They're Saying

See what everyone's saying about The Foundation in the press.

But for [ASF scholarship recipient] Sade Burrell and the hundreds of other kids whose lives have been affected and improved by his foundation, Smith’s efforts have given their lives a focus they hadn’t had before.