We love you already for being here!

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire young adolescents to explore the limitless possibilities that exist for their futures.

Our programs help high-risk children change their expectations, transform their understanding of what is possible and develop lasting friendships.

Thinc.PlainCollegeSince 2010 we have hosted our flagship program – thinc.  We believe that kids can’t be what they can’t see (or “c”). The thinc program gives children the opportunity to visit numerous colleges, be exposed to a rich variety of careers and explore the choices they have in front of them.

And in case you are wondering, here’s why we called our passion project the Purple Feet Foundation.

Four ways to be PFF’s BFF

Volunteer at #thinc2015

We have 50 amazing kids (seventh, eighth and ninth graders) joining us in July for our sixth annual thinc summer camp.  We offer a whole range of experiences like culinary arts, photography, construction, creative writing and fishing.

We would love to have more educators join us for a day or two to offer other sessions.  We’re definitely looking for some help with a few coding classes.  If you are interested please get in touch with us at or via Twitter @pffbff.

Join a thinc career chat

During the school year we find people with really cool careers to join us for Google Hangouts to talk about their careers.  We’re always looking for guests to connect with us.  If you or someone you know would be willing to share with the PFF kids and other classes from around the world please reach out to us.

Follow us on social media

We love when new BFFs connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.


The Purple Feet Foundation is privately funded with a 100% volunteer staff.  We always appreciate donations.  Learn more here.