This project was initiated by the founder Steven Benedict who does not only have a thriving passion to change the narratives for children, be an advocate for reform and fill the voids in which the system has failed these families but most of he is a living example coming from that system. Steven’s childhood began in an abusive home which resulted in him and his brothers placement in foster care. Over the course of his first 8 years, he was moved between homes and motels with little certainty of what the next day would bring. At age 8, he and his brother were adopted by an incredible couple which possessed traits of joy, humility, sacrifice and unconditional love. The time with these parents would be short lived however, as both his mother and father suffered untimely deaths within a few years of each other. The pain of these losses nearly ended Steven’s professional career but as history would repeat itself, once again, Steven defied the odds and is back stronger than ever to be proof that experiences in life are nothing more than another day of training in becoming a champion for others. He is passionate to set the pace for the coming generations as an example of what relentless strength and faith can accomplish.
Steven has gone on to becoming an elite track athlete running in some of the nation’s largest events and now as he prepares for the 2021 Olympics he’s created the very platform that brings who he is to life. Bringing his elite athletic background and the foster child within him to life through the Fostering Success brand.