Lasting Change

We support the development of underprivileged communities by addressing the fundamental causes of poverty through education, community engagement, and holistic personal development.

Our Mission

Our Story

Our impact spans over 25 countries where we have sought out the overlooked and forgotten. We have found that the underlying causes of poverty that are not strictly material, but are associated with a lack of purpose and vision found in individuals and communities in the developing world.


We believe that education should be accessible to all and it is our goal to educate those that the world has forgotten.


We believe that what people lack is not simply money and opportunity, but a sense of who they are and what they were born to do.


We believe that we are called to find the people and communities who need us most from our neighbors to locations throughout the world.

Our Approach

We believe that education is more than just acquiring knowledge. Our unique approach emphasizes individual growth to discover purpose, bolstering one's community and stimulating regional development.

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10-10-10 Project

We are creating 10 dynamic schools, in 10 desolate places, in 10 years. Learn about what inspired this vision and the work we've already accomplished.

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What our supporters are saying.

Dana & Anlia Ford

I have known Troy & Karen since our days at University and can say without a doubt, they are a unique couple who has given their lives to serve the less fortunate. Their faith drives them to be a light and make a positive difference in the world at large.

Jana Hughes

As an fellow educator, I value supporting education as an investment for future generations. TKM's emphasis on purpose helps to provide opportunities and access, which is an vital step in raising up future leaders and equipping difference makers on a global scale.

Claire Oyinloye

I support TKM because I see the value they bring to the international community, their passion for youth development and open minds/hearts/hands to serve.

Global Impact

We have worked in over 25 countries on 6 continents and we are just getting started.
Click below to learn more about our global impact.

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Become a partner

If your family or Organization would like to build a more sustainable partnership, consider giving monthly or Sponsoring a student or TKM PurposED School.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is TKM?

Troy & Karen (+Kindle Grace) McAdams

How many countries has TKM visited?


When was TKM founded?

October 10, 2010

Where is TKM located?

Registered in the USA; Living in China since 2009; Globally, coming to a country near you.

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