Adam Starks, Ph.D. is a former foster youth who defied the typical outcome, and his experienced is detailed in his autobiography, Broken Child Mended Man. Currently, Dr. Starks is proud husband, father, Assistant Professor of Business and Management, school board member, and volunteer envisioning a better today for our society’s most vulnerable youth. As living proof to what it takes to break the cycle, Dr. Starks offers advocacy speaking services to assist in securing resources and knowledge to assist the most disadvantaged youth. 

Dr. Adam Starks’ story of overcoming barriers faced during his foster care experience seem unlikely for so many facing uncertain childhoods. Yet, Dr. Starks believes his story can be replicated by presenting hope, resilience and perseverance to at-risk students. Going beyond his story, he delivers a powerful message for students currently going through hardships by instilling a message of embracing community and self-confidence. Dr. Adam Starks speaks candidly about his foster care experience, community involvement, public education, race relations, and fatherhood during his engagements across the country. If you’re interested in landing him for a speaking engagement, just fill out an e-form on his website. For a more in-depth look into the life of Dr. Adam Starks, Broken Child Mended Man is available for purchase at all major online booksellers.