The King Solomon Foundation (KSF) was founded in Orlando, FL on January 18, 2008 by Nicholas J. Solomon to mentor and guide at- risk youth. Mr. Solomon served in various roles for Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice several years prior to KSF originating. Through his service and research, Mr. Solomon saw the need for a foundation such as KSF. The early years of KSF consisted of development and 1-on-1 mentoring. It was not until January 18, 2010 when KSF launched programming in Atlanta, GA establishing several programs & partnerships with several community centers in the Metro Atlanta area. Since then, KSF programming has spread across state lines. KSF has established relationships within both states that will help further its mission.
The purpose of King Solomon Foundation is to provide programs that focus on life skills training, health awareness & academic support to serve youth who are in need between the ages of 12-26 years old. We support youth through outreach programs and temporary residential facilities.
KSF's mission is to improve the quality of life of youth who face delinquency, abandonment, poor academics and many other facets that decreases their chances of becoming productive and positive individuals. KSF's goal is to transform youth by teaching them to exhibit “King & Queen-like” mannerism and to live elite lifestyles. KSF promotes an environment that encourages youth to live a life of distinction and to be men and women of valor.
KSF's vision is to provide exceptional services and treatment to youth through establishing residential and outreach programming centers. Our vision is to guide and impact every at-risk youth we touch. To be an ideal model program and foundation for all other programs for at-risk youth.
Mr. Nicholas J. Solomon is the founder of the King Solomon Foundation (KSF). Mr. Solomon earned both a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (2006) and a Master of Science in Transformative Leadership (2008) from Bethune-Cookman University.
Mr. Solomon has contributed countless hours over the past 15 years into mentoring, developing, and motivating at-risk youth. Mr. Solomon has implemented rigorous content into his programs that focuses on academics, self-identity, community service, personal and public health, college preparation, and personal and professional development. Since KSF's inception, hundreds of young men have benefited from this stimulating program and as a result, have enrolled in college and/or the military. His work with KSF was recognized by the City of Orlando through Mayor Buddy Dyer's Matching Grant Program.
Mr. Solomon’s community service participation is prevalent in multiple organizations as he strives to impact change locally and nationally in the next generation. In addition to KSF, Mr. Solomon also served as an advisor to the I.S. Hankins/ F.A. Johnson Education Foundation, the Director of Educational Activities for his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and an advisor to the Young Men of Distinction Mentoring Program in Orlando, FL. Many mentoring organizations across the United States benchmark the work that Mr. Solomon does in designing curriculum and developing activities and events. Mr. Solomon has volunteered in several capacities for various national causes to raise awareness and fundraise for cures, such as, The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, March of Dimes/March for Babies Campaign, and the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
Due to his unique ability in mentoring at-risk youth, Mr. Solomon was selected to serve on the Orange County Citizens Safety Task force for 2023-2024. In this capacity, he helps facilitate and participates in many local town halls and discussions on strengthening youth and police relationships and how to build safer communities for our citizens. Mr. Solomon has been awarded The TRIO Achiever award from the Florida Association of Education Opportunity Program Personnel, Inc. for his accomplishments and dedication to academic and personal excellence. Mr. Solomon was also been recognized by Bethune-Cookman University 40/40 designation for leaders in the community who serve the people.
Even in his professional career, Mr. Solomon selects projects in which he is able to grow and make an impact. He served as a Program Coordinator of a Juvenile Residential Program and as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the State of Florida. Mr. Solomon currently is a local Business Owner and Real Estate Investor.