Our Mission

The Kenny Wolfe Foundation is committed to educating teens and young adults about the dangers and prevention of distracted driving.  On average, we lose an estimate of 30 young people between the ages of 15-24 each day, to a vehicle collision.


The Kenny Wolfe Foundation was founded in 2007 when Ken and Traci Wolfe lost their 18 year old son in a vehicle collision. Ken and Traci realized that along with dealing with the loss of a child, they had to search out for resources to help them along their journey. They founded the Kenny Wolfe Foundation to help promote teen driving safety through education and advocacy, and along the way, they provide families the resources, encouragement and support to help usher them in their new normal way of life. Ken and Traci are also passionate about getting involved with their community to strengthen and illuminate community needs.   

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15-24.  In 2016 alone, 184 young drivers between the ages of 15-24 lost their lives on S.C. Highways. Through September 2018, we have already lost 122 young adults to vehicle collisions.
— SC Department of Transportation

A message from the Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Dear Friends,

January 3, 2007 was a day that changed my life forever.   We received news that our eighteen year-old son was killed in a vehicle collision and would never come home again.  Many things raced through my mind over the next few days as I tried to plan and prepare to bury my only son.   Little did I know, that through this dark night, God had a plan and was with me all along.  Out of the ashes arose the Kenny Wolfe Foundation. 

Our passion, and our mission is to promote teen driving safety to every young adult in South Carolina between the ages of 15-24, to help them arrive home safely. 

In the event one does not make it home, the Kenny Wolfe Foundation will provide the families the Christ-centered support, encouragement, and strength that was so graciously shown to us during this dark time. 

On any given day, we lose an average of 30 young people between the ages of 15-24 in vehicle collisions.  In 2016 in South Carolina there were 184 deaths of  young people between the ages of 15-24.  That is 184 families that now must learn to live a new normal way of life.  To do that, they are going to need help and unwavering support.

You are a part of a special group that will walk alongside these families and show them that people care, that their child’s life mattered and will never be forgotten. As Kenny’s mother, I am introducing a way you can help these families.

We have developed a plan to walk beside these families to show them the Christ-like love they will need.  In addition to providing education to our teens of today on the dangers of distracted driving.

I hope you will consider giving to this cause.  As a mother who has lost her child, even 11 years later, I still need your support and encouragement to help these families alike.  I look forward to spending time with you and better understanding your thoughts and concerns to begin this journey together.

Again, thank you for your unwavering support and dedication.

Traci Wolfe


What can we do for you?

We would love to come and speak to your organization or youth group and share our story; please contact us for more information.

How can you help?

We plan several events to continue our efforts to educate and to assist families who have experienced this unthinkable tragedy, by showing them the love and compassion that Kenny was so full of while keeping his memory alive. Your donation is critical, and we can not continue without your support.  Please consider joining our efforts through a donation or joining our foundation today.

In our Memory, Kenny will live forever!