26th Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast
Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming
26th Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast
Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming
26th Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast
September 18, 2024
Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming
26th Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast
Wed, Sep 18/ 2024 @ 6:30am Buy Tickets
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About Jimmy Wayne

Jimmy Wayne is a former foster kid turned award-winning country music artist whose songs and story highlight his mission to raise awareness for children in foster care. His hits include “Stay Gone,” “Paper Angels,” which earned the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award.

In 2009, Jimmy toured with Brad Paisley and recorded “Sara Smile” with rock ‘n roll Hall of Fame duo Daryl Hall and John Oates. In 2010, Jimmy walked halfway across America (from Nashville to Phoenix) to raise awareness for kids aging out of the foster-care system. In 2012, Jimmy helped get legislative bills passed extending the age of foster care to 21 in California, Tennessee, North Carolina.

In 2016 he received the prestigious Points of Light award from President George W. Bush, and in 2017 he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from William Woods University, and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Cal State University San Marcos.

He lives in Nashville and continues to work tirelessly on behalf of at-risk foster youth by performing, writing books, and keynote speaking.

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