Social Innovator Directory MTW Logo 2018More Than Words

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

All of the youth at MTW are 16-24 and have compounding risk factors and are in need of an empowering life experience to help them envision and equip themselves for their transition into a successful, meaningful, and self-sufficient adulthood.

  • 84% have recent or current involvement with the foster care system (Department of Children and Families)
  • 54% have recent or current court involvement
  • Approximately 80% do not have their GED or H.S. Diploma and are either not pursuing it or struggling with school. All are behind academically with significant patterns of failing grades, absenteeism and lack of engagement in education.

Practice Area

People who are homeless

Measure of Success

Adds revenue to agency
Improves client services