We bring hope and opportunity to youth aging out of foster care in Boise, Idaho and the Treasure Valley.
The Inspire Idaho Story
John Mitchell, Inspire Idaho founder and Executive Director
After pastoring for 25 years, God opened my eyes to the plight of foster kids through my daughter, Melissa. Her devotion to this under-served population helped me see how vulnerable they can be. Over time, it became clear to me and my wife, Debbie, that modern-day foster kids are the orphans God calls us to care for (James 1:27).
Our daughter, Jenna, and her husband, David were doing just that by fostering kids in their home. As we entered the foster care world with them, we began to grasp what life can be like for foster kids. Specifically, we saw how trauma and broken promises make many of these kids wonder if they are worthy of love or anything at all. Is it any wonder that so many of these beautiful, image-bearers of God struggle mightily as adults?
This fact broke our hearts and compelled us to act. Inspire Idaho allows us to engage these teens to affirm their value, offer them hope, and equip them to flourish. It provides a way for us to meet young people where they are, discover who they want to be, and help them create a roadmap to get there. We are honored to serve alongside our adult children and all who share our vision to transform generations one young person at a time.
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