JCYM Members Prepare Care Packages

JCYM members assisted the Darol Rodrock Foundation with assembling care packages and college basket projects at the beginning of August.

Darol Rodrock Foundation Celebrates 36 Youth at Annual Graduation Picnic

The Darol Rodrock Foundation, Kansas Kids @ Gear-Up, and JCYM celebrate 36 foster youth who earned their high school diplomas!

JCYM Staff the Rodrock Foundation Christmas Celebration

The Rodrock Foundation is the newest JCYM philanthropy. Besides staffing the Christmas Celebration, other projects for the Foundation include organizing Care Baskets at the beginning of the school year and staffing a Graduation Party in May.

Darol Rodrock Foundation Announces Chief Operating Office, Mike Helmer

The Darol Rodrock Foundation is excited to introduce Mike Helmer, Chief Operating Office. Mike brings a lifetime of personal and professional experience to our mission.

Darol Rodrock Interview with Better Kansas City

Darol Rodrock gave an interview with KCTV News 5 about his childhood, business success, and new book, Out of the Shadow.

JCYM Presents: Holiday at the Winery

Johnson County Young Matrons are hosting Holiday at the Winery October 24 and 35, including a holiday boutique and an exclusive tour of the former Darol Rodrock Home.

Book Signing Event with Darol Rodrock

Darol Rodrock will be signing copies of his new book, Out of the Shadow, at the Carlsen Center Lobby at Johnson County Community College on October 17 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

Darol Rodrock’s Keynote Presentation at KU New Fraternity Members’ Orientation

In August, Darol Rodrock gave the keynote presentation for the University of Kansas New Fraternity Members’ Orientation.

Johnson County Young Matrons Prepare Rodrock Care Packages And College Baskets

Nine JCYM members met at the Rodrock Foundation main office and filled approximately fifty laundry baskets for foster teens going to college.

The Bridge Builder

The Bridge Builder is one of Darol Rodrock’s favorite poems, about the need to help the youth who follow the same path he once walked in foster care.

Darol Rodrock Foundation Begins Plans for Academy

The Darol Rodrock Foundation has begun plans to build The Darol Rodrock Academy to provide guidance, training, and services for young people who have aged out of the foster care system.

Darol Rodrock Foundation Announces Sponsorship by Johnson County Young Matrons

The Rodrock Foundation and Academy Newsletter announced the sponsorship of the Johnson County Young Matrons, an organization dedicated to philanthropic and educational services to Johnson County.

Darol Rodrock Foundation Brings Holiday Cheer to Foster-Care Youth

Right now the Darol Rodrock Foundation is hard at work planning yet another fantastic Holiday Dinner & Sleigh Ride at the Lodge of Ironwoods for more than 150 foster youth.

Partnership With KC Royals

Once a month during the Royals’ season, a dozen high-school students from six local organizations are invited to Kauffman Stadium to watch batting practice and have a Q&A.

Partnership with Sporting KC

Rodrock Development has partnered with Sporting Kansas City in an exciting three-year collaboration that perfectly aligns two family-focused, award-winning enterprises.

Darol’s Friends and Partners

Darol is in constant touch with his partners and friends with a mission to help the aging-out foster kids in our community. He is very thankful to have continuous support from friends and partners to reach his mission.