Jeremiah's Promise is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides broad-based assistance to youth who "age out" of the foster care system or who are soon to "age out" out of care and who would otherwise face poverty and hopelessness without supportive mentoring, life skills development, academic support and career guidance.
P.O. Box 1393
Palo Alto, CA 94302-1393
Kim Golter founded Jeremiah's Promise in 2000 after volunteering at a week-long summer camp for foster youth and, as a result, became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (or CASA). Her passion to help these often-forgotten youth then led her to research ways to assist them as they aged out of the foster care system. At the time, there was precious little available to help them. Jeremiah's Promise was birthed out of that need.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization began initially as a residentially-based program that assisted youth as they exited foster care and were in desperate need of acquiring the skills to bridge from childhood to adulthood and all the responsibilities that come with growing up. Though the program has evolved into a primarily college-based format, the core substance remains the same. The essential goal of Jeremiah's Promise's programming is to aid in overcoming negative belief structures and corresponding self-destructive patterns of behavior. The nonprofit also assists youth in building positive relationships and a supportive community, as well as, encourages them when they are feel defeated and guides them toward further education and higher paying jobs.
Kim, who earned a B.S. with honors in Journalism and a Minor in Political Science from East Tennessee State University, spent 13 years in sales at Pfizer, working primarily with Stanford Medical Center. Prior to that experience, she was a journalist in Tennessee and South Carolina. As the years have passed, she realized that it has taken all of her professional experience to carry forward the mission of Jeremiah's Promise to "Love, Challenge and Equip Former Foster Youth for a Better Future."
We Love, Challenge and Equip Former Foster Youth for a Better Future