The Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty through education and technical training.
Although the women we serve today are struggling for subsistence, our goal is that they and their children will soon strive for their dreams.
Before her tragic death at the age of 23, Ashton mentored and taught women who were falling through the cracks of life. Some were coming out of recovery, while some had never completed High school due to life’s challenges. She always said when working with these women, they filled her soul. She understood how education and learning job skills, and knowing someone had your back, were the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and bettering your life and the life of your family. As she worked with these women, she recognized that her calling in life was to work with non-profits for the betterment of the community. She found the belief that education, whatever that may be, was desperately needed in the population most at risk, women and children who struggle day after day to better their lives and the lives of their children. In Ashton’s eyes, who wouldn’t want that? She saw the struggle and made it her life's passion to help. This story of Ashton’s calling cannot end with her tragic death.