Empowering Youth to Reach Their Full Potential.
Youth to Reach Their Full Potential.
UPCOMING EVENT 11.18.23
Thanksgiving Turkey Drive
The Travon Walker Foundation is excited to announce our upcoming Thanksgiving Turkey Drive in Jacksonville, FL! We will be giving away 200 Thanksgiving feast boxes on a first come, first serve basis. Come see us from 12 – 2 PM on Saturday, November 18, to celebrate Thanksgiving!
Limit of one box per car. Please bring ID showing proof of residency.
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The Travon Walker Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping the youth of today be where their feet are. We show young people how to use their strengths to identify, plan, and pursue their passions. The Travon Walker Foundation aims to inspire the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, and community builders.
Job Creation in Thomaston, GA
We aim to create employment opportunities in Travon Walker’s hometown. We work with local businesses and community partners to identify opportunities and provide support to ensure long-term success.
Business & Financial Literacy
We are committed to helping individuals develop the skills they need to achieve financial stability and independence. Our goal is to empower youth with the resources, knowledge, and tools they need to make informed financial decisions throughout their life.
Youth Sports Facility & Equipment Improvements
Travon Walker embodies the life-changing possibilities in athletics, and we believe every child should have the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activity. We are dedicated to improving local sports facilities, providing high-quality equipment to young athletes, and creating safe and inclusive spaces where children can learn, grow, and develop important life skills.
We are committed to supporting community development initiatives in Travon Walker’s hometown, Thomaston, GA. Our goal is to facilitate growth and new businesses to benefit the community and improve the quality of life for our youth.
Our vision is a world where every young person has access to the transformative power of mentorship, education, and exposure. We believe we can create a future where all young people are empowered to reach their full potential. We envision a community of athletes, mentors, and leaders who work together to break down barriers and create opportunities for underserved youth across the globe.
The Travon Walker Foundation plans to donate $4,400 44 times a year to organizations that align with the Mission, Vision and Values of The Travon Walker Foundation.
Investing in our youth is investing in our future.
Research shows the undeniable power of youth development. The Travon Walker Foundation is dedicated to empowering young people with the support and resources proven to help them succeed.
The positive outcomes to youth empowerment programs are improved social skills, improved behavior, increased academic achievement, increased self-esteem, and increased self-efficacy
Young people who are surrounded by a variety of opportunities for positive encounters engage in less risky behavior and ultimately show evidence of higher rates of successful transitions into adulthood.
Research definitively shows that youth who have sufficient support from their families, schools, and communities develop the assets necessary to do well in life.
When young people experience strong developmental relationships with program leaders, they are more likely to demonstrate leadership and social responsibility, develop a sense of community identity, and set goals and stretch themselves to reach goals.
Travon Walker has proven himself as a dominant force on the football field—from the 2019 All-American Bowl in high school, to the 2022 College Football National Championship, and now as a starting outside linebacker in the National Football League.
Walker’s impressive college football career at the University of Georgia earned him numerous accolades—including being named to the All-SEC Teams in 2020 and 2021 and a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the best defensive player in college football—and helped lead the Bulldogs to success on the field. Walker’s ability to disrupt plays and get to the quarterback was undeniable, recording a total of 82 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, and 13.5 sacks during his college career. His outstanding performance in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game was instrumental in helping the University of Georgia win their first national championship in over 40 years. Walker was named the Defensive MVP of the game, capping off an impressive season for the talented defensive lineman.
After three standout seasons for the Georgia Bulldogs, Walker entered the 2022 NFL Draft, where he was the number one overall draft pick, selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his rookie season, he started in 14 of the 15 games he appeared in, finishing with 3.5 sacks, 49 total tackles, one interception, two passes defensed, and one forced fumble.
#1 Overall Draft Pick
2022 NFL Draft
National Champion & Defensive MVP
2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game
2020 and 2021
College and NFL (Solo and Assist)
Travon’s family has always been a source of inspiration and motivation for him. Growing up with a close-knit family and support system in Thomaston, Georgia, Travon credits his family—parents Lasonia and Stead, sisters Charmaine and Nikeria, and niece—for keeping him grounded and reminding him of his roots, even as he has achieved success on the football field. His parents instilled in him the importance of hard work, discipline, and perseverance from a young age, values that would serve him well in his life on and off the field. Travon wants to motivate youth in the community to embrace these strong values and equip them with the resources they need to follow their dreams and achieve their goals as he has done through football.
While Walker is immensely grateful for his family’s love and encouragement, he realizes not every child has access to such a strong support system to help navigate life’s obstacles. Like his parents before him, Walker aims to inspire, mentor, and support Thomaston’s youth through this foundation, equipping the next generation with the tools they need to discover and achieve their goals.
The most successful NFL athletes—and people in general—are those who have a well-rounded approach to their careers, focusing on their mental, emotional, physical, and financial well-being. While football is undoubtedly the catalyst for Walker’s career, he is a multi-faceted individual who is motivated to pursue diverse interests off the field and build the foundation for long-term success and fulfillment.
Determination. Courage. Resilience. Discipline. Travon Walker’s success is a testament to the importance of values such as these, but adopting these behaviors requires effort and intentionality. Embracing these values, the Travon Walker Foundation is dedicated to empowering young people with these skills in order to help build a stronger, brighter community and future.
Walker was also a talented athlete on the basketball court. A four-year starter in high school, Walker averaged 11.7 points a game and 10.8 rebounds.
Travon has a passion for music, having played various instruments throughout his childhood.
Travon’s passion for community development has led him to pursue an interest in real estate investments.
Walker began the Travon Walker Foundation after his rookie year in the NFL. His close bond with his 12-year-old niece is a major source of his motivation to support younger generations in this capacity.
Together, we can make a difference for our youth.
Join us in making a positive impact by donating to The Travon Walker Foundation today. Your contribution will go a long way in supporting our mission to create meaningful change in our youth’s lives. With your help, we can provide vital resources, support and education to those in need. Every donation counts, no matter the size, and will directly impact the lives of those we serve. Together, let’s make a difference and create a world where every child can thrive. Thank you for your generosity and support.