Founder of True Up

Frank Harshaw

frankAs a boy, Frank Harshaw experienced some of the difficult challenges of growing up in foster care. With help and encouragement from others, he was determined to gain an education, a good job and an independent life.

Today, Mr. Harshaw, a successful businessman with a loving family of his own, is determined to help foster youth in Jefferson County and across Kentucky escape the common trap of poverty. He’s leading a movement, known as True Up, to ensure foster youth learn basic life skills and gain the education they need to become strong, independent adults.

Executive Director

Nikki Thornton

Peer Network Members

Cameron Hoover, Cynthia Schepers, De’Asia Smith, Eltuan Dawson, Joseph Bartram, Layfierre Mitchell, Bradley Hiser


Champions Contact List

Boys and Girls Haven
Jeannette Stratton 

Family Scholar House
Demitria Collins-Love

Home of the Innocents
Erin Crutcher

Bethany Rife 

Seven Counties Services
Alex Darrow

St. Joseph’s
JoAnn Childers

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