Our History

KYJO Enterprises, Inc. opened its first residential group home in 2007 in Hanford, California and expanded to six homes throughout Fresno and Clovis within the following two years. Roots were planted in June 2012 for KYJO Foster Family Agency through which additional children will receive quality care and a more promising future.

Kevin JordanKevin Jordan, Executive Director and founder, is a graduate of California State University-Fresno with a degree in Business Management and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. While at Fresno State, Kevin was a standout offensive lineman whose talent led to a professional football career for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and the AFL’s San Jose Sabercats. Forced into early retirement due to injury, he went to work as a Group Supervisor at San Mateo County Probation Department in the juvenile hall. While working at juvenile hall, Kevin was inspired to devote more of his time to helping troubled youth. He then founded the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Keeping Youth Journeying Onward (KYJO) Group homes, through which he has been able to successfully touch and influence the lives of many young people.

Growing up, his father was a tremendous influence and great role model in his life. Kevin was raised in a very tough area of Los Angeles and was exposed to violence at a very young age. Despite the odds against him, Kevin’s father, who was a Youth Counselor for California Youth Authority, was determined to have his children succeed. He did not want to see them meet the same fate of the other kids in the neighborhood who turned to gangs, drugs, or a life of crime. Kevin’s experiences growing up allow him to relate to the youth in his care first hand. He attributes his success to having parents who taught him to be accountable for his actions, were tough on him when they needed to be, taught him to never give up on anything in life, and who he knew they genuinely cared for him. All of these are things that he now practices with the youth in his care.

Kevin strives to show youth in his care a different way of life. If kids are exposed to different things outside of what they’ve only known, it promotes change. Most have never had people in their lives that have truly cared or kept promises made to them, but at KYJO we do and keep them journeying onward!