Cornerstones of Care

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The Alex Smith Foundation is proud to be partnering with Cornerstones of Care in Kansas City. Their Y.E.S. (Youth Educational Success) Program offers similar support for former foster youths in pursuit of higher education. The 2009 Missouri Blue Ribbon Task Force on Foster Youth Aging Out reported that foster youths face the following barriers to… Read more »

Karen Martin Scholarship

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Karen Martin was an Alex Smith Foundation volunteer extraordinaire. To remember her and her lifetime passion for improving the lives of foster kids, we have established a scholarship in her honor. It will benefit foster kids and former foster kids by helping them further their education. Karen was an exceptionally dynamic woman, who lived her… Read more »

Guardian Scholars Program

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The Guardian Scholars program is a comprehensive program for emancipating foster youths who will experience significant hardships in their efforts to gain a college education. These youths are forced to make difficult transitions into adulthood, often without traditional family support. By providing scholarships, year-round housing and extensive individual guidance and support, the Guardian Scholars program… Read more »