The Michael Walton Foundation is an organization that provides positive outlets for youth and young adults through creative programs and services. As an organization we target those who may not ordinarily be afforded the opportunities that we offer. While the organization currently focuses on a particular segment of the metropolitan DC community (minority youth grades 6th – 12th), the foundation has a dedicated growth plan that will expand the target market both culturally and geographically.

The Foundation, founded in 2002, was formed to provide positive outlets and opportunities for self development for youth in grades 6th – 12th in the Greater Washington DC area. It is our belief that through providing positive alternatives and programs to combat the negativity that our young people face, we can guide them to be exceptional citizens and leaders of tomorrow.

Even if no one else believes in me, I believe in myself and trust that I can do anything that I put my mind to. Thank you Michael Walton for setting a good example by achieving goals everyday and finding the time to teach us kids to believe, study and work hard–7th Grade Student, James Madison Middle School, Prince George's County, Maryland

When Michael Walton spoke to us it left me speechless. He told us a story about a crossroads in his life in which his mother gave him inspiration that led to him accomplishing great things for years to come. That day when I went home I applied myself more than ever. I picked up a book, started reading and studying. I learned so much from the assembly. If you have a dream go for it and don't let anyone rob you of that dream.–10th Grade Student, Dr. Henry Wise High School, Prince George's County, Maryland

Believing in goals means never giving up hope that you can do it! I used to think I would never go to college, never become anything, but, the Speak Out to Reach Out tour inspired me to keep trying and never back down. Michael Walton did not give up on his dream and look at him, his dreams came true.–12th Grade Student, Dr. Henry Wise High School, Prince George's County, Maryland

Michael Walton Foundation Board of Directors

Michael Walton
World Class Sprinter
Founder, Michael Walton Foundation

Rob Byrd
Fiscal Manager, Montgomery County Schools
MBM Entertainment, dba The Usual Suspectz

Dr. Derek Greenfield
Director, Diversity and Equity Engagement,
Alcorn State University

Fabian Koss
Founder, The Many Hats Institute
Co-founder, Inter-American Development Working Group on Youth Development

Danielle Walton
Founder, Love You On Purpose, LLC

Lance McKeithan

Jennifer Riggle
Health Resources and Services Administration


Michael Walton is a World-Class, professional Track and Field athlete with a heart for guiding young lives and a passion for community activism. Michael, under the direction of legendary track and field coach Al Joyner, has garnered an international reputation as a top sprinter. It is his belief that true success is measured not only by accomplishments but also by what we are willing to invest in our next generation. Through the Foundation, he has had a profound impact on our young people and continues to create opportunities that educate them while inspiring them to be great.

Michael Walton Foundation Advisory Board:

Angela Roisten
Vice President of Acquisitions, Virginia Credit Union

Derrick Frost
ProFusion Financial
Retired NFL Player (Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers)

Mark Tillmon
Former Georgetown Basketball Player
Tilmon & Washington Development LLC

Lizette Corro
CEO at Linder & Associates LLC

Al Joyner
Olympic Gold Medalist
U.S. Olympic Training Center

Scott Memmott
Morgan, Lewis and Bockuis, LLP

Jessica Diaz McKechnie
Faculty Associate at John Hopkins University

Micheline Bowman

Peggy Jones
Friendship Public Charter School

Justine Love
Community Director, WPGC FM Radio

Doranna Tindle
Principal, Tech Prep Academy

Supporting Family

We thank all of the sponsors and partners of the Michael Walton Foundation, to include those supporting our leadership forums as well as:

FMF Digital Creations

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Boys and Girls Club of Great Washington

NFL Players Association Former Player- Washington DC Chapter

Linder & Associates Event Architects ∙ DC Department of Parks and Recreation∙ VitaCoco

American Lung Association

Body Armor Drink

The Great American NO BULL Challenge

Contributors include: And 1, Art of Poncho, BESLA, BET, Christian Communities Homes, Dacquiyes Simmons, DC United, Chef Donnell Long, Duke’s City Restaurant, eVIPList, Grand Hyatt, Jokes on Us Comedy Club, Just Like Me Books, Lincoln Theater, Lynelle Boutique, Marcus Matthews, Martell, Martha’s Table, National Center for Children & Families, Nike, NS Studios, Pink November, Red Star/Stonefish Restaurants, Ronda Robinson, Savoy Professional, Skin Savvy Spa, Sony/BMG, Tapatinis, Sophizticated Ladyz Hair Salon, Tasha Ford, Toronto Raptors, Law Offices of Malik N. Drake, Universal Records, Washington Nationals, Washington Sports, WBAL-TV, XM Radio, WPGC 95.5 FM, Queen Aishah, WTTG Fox 5, MIHATT Media, MyVoiceDC.com, DJ Flava, Head Bang Theory Records, Urban PR, Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department, Camp Diva, Sergykal Studios LLC, Murrays, Anytime Fitness, Pair of Dimes Entertainment, Darnerien McCants, MIHATT Media, 3D Platform, The Webster Group, Christine M. Oberhelman, Femme Network, Warner Theater, DJ Nina 9, Izzy Battle, DJ Heat, Chris Styles, Downtown Locker Room, Heather Drake Photography, D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation

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