Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery is trying to build a better future for fostered youth through his charity “My 10 Percent.”
Before creating his own charity, Montgomery worked with many organizations to support fostering and adoption.
It wasn’t until his work with “Eye Heart World” that he realized there was another problem he needed to fix.
"Not a lot of people talk about human trafficking,” Montgomery said. “The foster care system and people being neglected and sold into trafficking, I think that there is a connection there. A lot of the kids that are trafficked from the stories I've heard, and serving on the board at Eye Heart World, they are in that system some way shape or form."
Cases of human trafficking have been reported in all 50 states with 70 percent of underaged victims in the United States previously or currently part of the foster care system.
Extremely excited to start my own foundation, My 10 Percent! Our focus:
1) Developing fostered youth & raising awareness about the importance of fostering.
2) Help care for & protect those who have suffered from human trafficking.
Donate on @classy at https://t.co/JA6Ifi4EJ2
— Ty Montgomery (@TyMontgomery2) April 10, 2018
"It could be happening right next door to you, or right next door to a church,” Montgomery said. “It could be happening in a suburb. It could be happening in different types of ghettos and hoods. It could be happening right under your nose. It could be happening to high school classmates. It starts so young and trafficked victims still live everyday lives."