Our Mission

To develop the full potential of youth aging out of foster care in a compassionate and positive learning community for a lifetime of meaningful relationships, work and service.

Our Vision

To create a transformative living environment that serves as an enduring foundation for youth aging out of foster care to reach their full life potential and who committed to inspiring the next generation to do the same.

My goal is to be a safety net for foster children, helping them believe in themselves, to keep climbing the mountain of success, and to become proud members of our community.

-Darol Rodrock

The Darol Rodrock Foundation was founded in January, 2014 with the focus of collaborating with partners to support the local foster youth aging out of the system with professional and personal development. We seek to build a community for kids in foster care who don't have the love of family or friends to lend them a helping hand.

FOSTER CARE AGING-OUT STATISTICS

Will be employed at age 21

1.5x lower than peers

Will have no high school or diploma

3x more likely

Will become a teen parent

2.5x higher

Will get a two or four-year college degree

10x less likely

Will be convicted of a crime

7x more likely

Will be unable to pay rent

4x more than peers

Source: Fostering Success in Education: National Fact Sheet on Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care, January 2014

Help Us Make a Difference

The Foundation is collaborating with the popular sporting clubs—the KC Royals and Sporting KC to generate awareness regarding the need to support foster care kids as they transition to adulthood. We hope you will join us build more connections to help them on their path to self-sufficiency. We understand not everyone can be a foster parent, but many of us can do more. We can donate supplies or personal items, transportation and more. Help us create a stronger support network and make a difference in their lives.

Let us know if you can help.

235

DONORS SUPPORT OUR CAUSE

47

LARGE SPONSORS

175

BACKPACK DONATIONS

300

KIDS RECEIVED HELP THROUGH DRF

BUILDING SUPPORT

Darol’s Friends and Partners

Darol is grateful for the broad support of...

Read More

Holiday Dinner With Kids

The holiday season is a time of family,...

Read More

Partnership With KC Royals

The Darol Rodrock Foundation also helps underwrite the...

Read More

Partnership with Sporting KC

Talk about teaming up with a winner: Rodrock...

Read More