The Lionheart Foundation, established in 1992, is a 501[c] nonprofit organization dedicated to providing emotional literacy education programs to incarcerated adults, highly at-risk youth and teen parents in order to significantly alter their life course.
- exceptional quality rehabilitative resources to be used directly by prisoners,at-risk adolescents and teen parents
- resources and training for professionals who work with these populations in a prevention, rehabilitation and re-entry capacity; and
- direct emotional literacy education programs for adults in prison; at-risk youth in juvenile institutions and public and private programs and schools; and at-risk teen parents in shelters, hospitals, social service agencies, schools and other community programs.
Lionheart also conducts public education on the need for transforming our nation’s prisons and juvenile institutions into places where nurturing emotional (re)habilitation, inspiring positive values, and imparting behavior patterns necessary for healthy functioning in our communities are primary goals.
(Restorative) Supporting the emotional health of people who have been marginalized so that they can unmask their potential and live productive lives.
Creating and producing exceptional quality resources and delivering outstanding programs and trainings to serve our target populations.
Identifying a vast array of programs and institutions and effectively getting our resources to those they are intended to serve.
Assuring exposure to Lionheart’s resources through free nationwide distribution, knowing that without it only a tiny fraction of those who could benefit would be given the opportunity.
Read a history of Lionheart’s programs for prisoners, at-risk youth and teen parents