AWFC Run For Dreams 5K

In 2012, there were 16,697 children placed in foster care in Texas
In 2012, there were 64,366 confirmed victims of child abuse or neglect in Texas.
Children who experience child abuse are 59% more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% more likely to commit a violent crime
More than five children die every day as a result of abuse; 80% are under the age of 4

Some little know facts

30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children

Abused children are 25% more likely to experience teen pregnancy
As many as 66% of the people in treatment for drug abuse reported being abused or neglected as children.

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds.

It is our mission to teach all of the youth we serve, especially our teens, to learn to dream and focus on the means of reaching that dream.  Many of the children we serve have faced such extreme obstacles in life that they have gone into a survival mode and just “get by.”  They never think that they can be something; they believe that is reserved for others, not foster kids.  We say, “No!”  It is their time to shine and we are the ones that are going to lead them to that end.  The proceeds of this event will go to our summer camp, which is designed to motivate, inspire and train our teens to make a new life for themselves and to stop the cycle of abuse.  

Why are we Running