Equipping Child Welfare & Education Professionals with proven strategies to empower today’s traumatized youth for Long-Term success.
Foster Care Inspirational Speaker
In 1999, the foster success rate was 3%.
Today, over 20 years later, and with an increased number of children in the foster care system,
this number is still the same.
With roughly 500,000 foster children in the U.S., this means only 15,000 are on track to become successful or self-sustaining, leaving the remaining 97% are subject to incarceration, teen pregnancy, or worse.
Dr. Adam Starks is on a mission to significantly reduce the number of traumatized youth, by equipping Foster Care and Education Professionals with the resources to empower today’s youth for long term success.
Dr. Adam Starks
Dr. Adam Starks is a motivational keynote speaker in topics ranging from foster care, child welfare, youth homelessness, and trauma-informed care. As a product of the foster care system who broke the cycle, he empowers audiences to uplift at-promise youth by tapping into community resources to convert the potential in our youth toward positive outcomes. He serves on his local school board and as Vice President of Family Resource Network – Barbour County and Vice President of CASA WV’s respective boards.
Adam is also multi-genre author of books such as his autobiography, Broken Child Mended Man, and children’s book, Love Will Find Your Home, with more to come. Currently, Adam is working on multiple writing projects including a book of poetry, works of fiction, non-fiction, and more children’s books.
Dr. Starks is also a podcast host for Fostering Success (Coming soon!) – a show dedicated to encouraging and empowering people toward their definition of success. During his downtime, he enjoys writing, reading, exploring new foods and drinks, traveling, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Virtual Speaker | Keynote Speaker | Workshops
A trusted thought leader for public school teachers, counselors, social workers, and education nonprofits, Dr. Starks delivers empowering presentations for his audiences including: