Musician and Speaker working to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster system.
Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned country music singer/songwriter whose songs and stories highlight his mission to bring awareness to kids who age out of the foster system and become homeless. During his speaking engagements, Jimmy combines his inspiring story with music, accompanying himself on guitar. He uses his Power of One message, touching on how there are infinite ways to help anyone and everyone. No matter how simple or small your contribution, it can make a difference.
In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America (Meet Me Halfway) to raise awareness for kids aging out of the system. The next year he became CASA’s national spokesperson and released the novel Paper Angels. In 2012, Jimmy helped get the bill passed extending the age of foster care to 21 in both California and Tennessee. Also a successful country music artist, Jimmy’s hits include Put Your Hand In Mine, I Love You This Much, Paper Angels and Do You Believe Me Now, and he has toured with Brad Paisley and recorded the song Sara Smile with Hall & Oates.