Fifteen percent of Kentucky children (145,000) have had an incarcerated parent -  twice the national average and the highest percentage in the nation!

7.3 million youth have one or both parents incarcerated and face horrifying implications. Without effective intervention, 70% of these children are likely to follow their parent’s path into jail or prison. 


The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation, Inc. was founded by Amy Snow, Dale Robinson and Krista Hudson in September 2018. The organization partners with schools, community agencies, and other non-profits to provide resources and services to children and families.  WJRF has the unique capacity to “fill in the gaps” that macro-level services unintentionally create. WJRF represents “family”, as in total community- felon, child/youth, law enforcement, correctional system, school, mental health, government, and business. Within this family, WJRF provides mentorship for both prisoner and child; support to parents and caregivers; and connection to COMMUNITY. We believe in a holistic approach to breaking the generational cycle of incarceration. This is achieved through the commitment and dedication of the foundation volunteers and board of directors. 
Co-founder, Dale Robinson, is a former prisoner, turned successful business owner, of GURU gym, located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Dale is a sought-after motivational speaker endorsed by school systems, churches, businesses and Kentucky’s correctional system. He is the father of two sons- Dalevon Robinson and Wan’Dale Robinson and the husband of Taylor Robinson. The foundation is named after his late mother.

WJRF takes on the responsibility of helping to break the generational cycle of incarceration. I believe that it’s our duty to give back to our community and encourage change through action.  Success is what we want for this generation and the generations that will follow. Through the WJRF, we lead by showing that success is only possible through hard work and the support of those around us. Together we can and will make a change.

Dale Robinson

Co-Founder of WJR Foundation

Wanda Joyce Robinson


The Wanda Joyce Robinson Foundation epitomizes a mother’s unconditional love and hope for her children…that along life’s journey, our sons and daughters learn to love, forgive, believe and overcome. We honor the late Wanda Joyce Robinson in our mission to serve children and youth impacted by incarceration.