Dr. Adam Starks (1980-present) is an aspiring social entrepreneur envisioning a better today for society's most vulnerable children. His purpose to empower and advocate for foster, homeless and at-risk youth throughout their educational process will serve to make each student an exceptional outlier; to transcend the dismal statistics resulting from the negative experiences during their formative years. In addition, Dr. Starks does not believe that the learning process stops once you reach certain academic milestones. His philosophy centers on education as a passionate lifestyle commitment to learning. This awakening dawned on him as he was about to fail his ninth grade year. He knew back then education was his ticket to a better life and hasn't stopped writing or reading since. Dr. Starks plans to go well beyond his initial success to recreate a family-oriented boarding school for foster, homeless and at-risk students in the Pittsburgh, PA area. For a more in depth look into the life of Dr. Adam Starks, please purchase his book Broken Child Mended Man. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Urban Light Initiative. Dr. Adam Starks resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife, Emily, and three children Jayden, Isaiah, and Susannah.