About us

Moving Foster Girls Forward

Our mission

Think.Love.Smart’s (TLS) mission is to use the organization to connect with foster girls across the Dallas metroplex to empower them through mentorship and education.

Think.Love.Smart™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Dallas, TX that is dedicated to girls in foster care. We are deeply committed to serving and enriching the lives of our youth by helping them foster a healthier vision for themselves and their future, with a mission to, "Move Foster Girls Forward."   Because many experience frequent transitions and instability, foster children can benefit tremendously from the attention of mature, caring adults who serve as mentors.

Think.Love.Smart™ volunteers are well- suited to mentor foster children. The Think.Love.Smart. Mentoring program resonates with the particular needs of foster youth because it was founded with the purpose of enhancing the quality of life of foster youth and cultivating healthy relationships built on trust.  

Think.Love.Smart™ provides acceptance to these abandoned and neglected foster girls who have been rejected and offer reliable programs to meet their needs. Through our programs, our hope is that our foster girls will thrive and our mission will be accomplished as we, "Move Foster Girls Forward."

Meet TLS's

Ericka Ellis, once an abused foster child and college dropout, chose to become a victor instead of a victim. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Purdue University with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.

She went on to become a two time Published Author, Award Winning Philanthropist, Speaker & Life Performance Strategist known as, "The Fire Starter," who reignites women back to their faith, identity and purpose. Additionally, as a Fire Starter, she breaks the mental barriers that interfere with ones performance and productivity through her SPARK Method, which results in more positive can-do attitudes, higher levels of productivity, greater performance and happiness.

Ericka also founded her non-profit, “Think.Love.Smart,” with a mission to, “Move Foster Girls Forward,” as an advocate for foster youth. She’s been featured on ABC, CBS, D Magazine & Dallas Weekly, to name a few. Ericka has been recognized as ‘Texan With Character’ by CBS and named ‘Person of Excellence of the Year,” and “Top 8 Influencers of Dallas,” for her work in the community.

Ericka Ellis

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