During his childhood Jimmy was in and out of foster care, finally becoming homeless and surviving on his own as a teenager. With the help and support of caring adults who came into his life, Jimmy was able to complete his education and achieve his dream of a career in music.
With a strong desire to give back and truly make a difference, Jimmy decided to walk halfway across the country to raise awareness of the needs of foster and homeless youth. He left Nashville in January 2010 and reached Phoenix seven months later.
Since that amazing walk, Jimmy has worked tirelessly to promote the CASA cause and talk about the needs of foster and homeless youth in performances and appearances throughout the country. He's even helped several states pass legislation to increase the age that foster youth can remain in care.
Alaska CASA is proud to partner with Jimmy Wayne and Project Meet Me Halfway. Jimmy performed at our 25th anniversary conference in April 2012. He returned to Alaska that fall to speak at the Alaska Court System CINA conference and performed for foster youth to benefit Facing Foster Care in Alaska.
Watch Jimmy's video blog dedication to Alaska CASA made during his fall 2012 trip.