fostering hope

Shane Salter was born to   a teen  mom and thrust into  parenting his infant brother at the age of four. After growing up in foster care, graduating Valedictorian and becoming a teen dad, Salter became compelled to support efforts related to teenage pregnancy prevention, academic achievement, youth justice, organizational  and community development. 


As an acclaimed speaker, lecturer and author, Shane Salter frequently contributes to the national dialogue by sharing strategies related to living through and overcoming adversity.  His personal journey from abandonment to achievement and from pain to purpose, can be found in the riveting memoir, Fostering Hope. 


Shane Salter previously served as Chief of Staff for Health and Human Services under Mayor Anthony Williams  in DC and as National Director for the Marriott Foundation. Additionally, he is the founder and former CEO of CASA for Children of DC, founding board member of Community in Schools and Girls Inc; both located in Washington, DC.


His induction into the National Fatherhood Hall of Fame, the  EMMY Award for the NYC television show-"Keeping Kids Healthy," along with carrying the Olympic Torch, are among several notable honors received.  Shane Salter is a Veteran of the US Navy and the US Air Force Reserves.  Mr. Salter also holds a Master's  Degree from Webster University  in Leadership and Management.


Today, Shane continues to build on his experience as a Career and Technical Educator for Charlotte Mecklenburg  Schools in North Carolina. 

      Shane