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The Grant Cardone Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes, including providing mentoring and financial literacy education to underserved and at-risk populations.
My dad died when I was ten years of age and left a massive void in my life The person I looked up to for guidance, success, an example of how to work, the provider and strength of the family was gone. My mother, as incredible as she was, was left to manage three teen-age boys and the little bit of money my dad had left. The family immediately went into turmoil with the loss of my dad. While my mom should have been experiencing the loss of her lifelong romance she was faced with the fear and uncertainty of raising five kids as a single mother.
For the next many years I lived in grief, anger and resentment of my dad’s loss. I watched in envy and resentment other kids spending time with their dads and it enraged me. I had become openly rebellious, a problem at school, my grades dropped to just above passing levels and I turned to drugs and alcohol. I had become an outcast in the school system and a black sheep of the family.
I hated everything; the schools, teachers, authority figures, my peers, and myself. For the next ten my life got progressively worse, I was fired from five jobs, overdosed multiple times and even beaten within inches of his life.
I was a good kid raised in a good family that turned bad because there was no father figure to guide, mentor and discipline me.
At the age of 25 I started to turn my life around all because men stepped in to provide me with mentoring, direction and purpose. I am so thankful to these men who took time with me and have used mentors for the last 35 years to continue my growth and development.
Most kids that go as bad as I did don’t turn around. In fact some studies suggest that all of today’s social ills involve the “Father Factor” the lack of the biological father in the household. And how big is the problem? This is not just an inner city issue but a nationwide problem. 24,000,000 kids are being raised in households without a father present and the statistics of fatherless kids are undeniable. Kids without dads are more likely to be poor, involved in drugs and alcohol abuse, drop out of school and suffer from mental and emotional problems. Boys are more likely to become involved in crimes and girls seven times more likely to become pregnant as as teen.
- Higher Rate of Behavioral Problems
- Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Criminal Record
- Twice as likely to drop out of high school
- 4X the poverty rate. (US Census Bureau)
- 63% of all child suicides involve fatherless kids
“A good kid without a dad can turn bad and that is why I founded Grant Cardone Foundation. I want to help kids and young adults who need mentoring, direction and guidance. I know how bad I needed a father figure and how painful it is growing up without a strong role model. I know how angry a kid can become when one of the parents is missing and he or she feels all alone. My mom could only do so much. And no matter how much she tried she could not be a father too.
I told my mom when I was 16, “one day I will be successful and I am going to help a lot of people.” Now I am delivering on that promise with Grant Cardone Foundation. If you know of a child that needs mentoring please let us know. If you know a group with a similar mission please reach out to us as we want to collaborate with other groups to provide energy and resources to kids in need.
If you can help me with a donation of any size I will match dollar for dollar your investment and I promise you that the money we raise will actually goes to real help to kids and young adults who need it.
Help me Help them. A kid without a dad can turn bad.
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