About The Lionheart Foundation

Program for prisoners, highly at risk youth and at risk teen parentsThe Lionheart Foundation, established in 1992, is a 501[c][3] nonprofit organization dedicated to providing social emotional learning programs SEL to incarcerated adults, youth at risk and teen parents in order to significantly alter their life course.

Lionheart provides:

  • exceptional quality psychoeducational services and rehabilitative resources to be used directly by prisoners, youth at risk and teen parents;
  • resources and training for professionals who work with these populations in a prevention, rehabilitation and re-entry capacity; and
  • direct social emotional learning (SEL) programs for adults in prison; youth at risk in juvenile institutions and public and private programs and schools; and 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, enhancing relationship skills, and imparting behavior patterns necessary for healthy functioning in our communities are primary goals.

Lionheart Values:

(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 about a history of our programs for prisoners, youth at risk and teen parents

Look inside our rehabilitative resources for prisoners, youth at risk and teen parents