Q Foundation


We all make mistakes but it does not define who we are. True success lies in possessing the ambition to be great and the determination to make it happen no matter our circumstances. Let’s go!

- Coach Q, Founder & CEO

Stephán “Coach Q” Askew, Sr. is an Award-Winning Cognitive Behavioral Specialist, Published Author and Philantropist. Meet Coach Q

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About Us

Office Picture 2014Founded in 2000, Q Foundation, Inc (QFI) is a recidivism reduction agency that specializes in providing an array of evidence-based programs and services that strengthens the lives of offenders, returning citizens and their families by utilizing cognitive behavioral skill-building strategies to rethink their offending behavior while encouraging self-evaluation, perseverance and accountability.

We take pride in providing a safe & friendly environment that is conducive for achieving economic and personal self-sufficiency.

Q Foundation, Inc (QFI) is a minority-veteran owned company, with its corporate office located in Charlotte, NC.



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Our Accomplishments

Continuing Education ClassesFor nearly two decades, QFI has been widely recognized as a key leader in alternative education and behavior change. By providing a successful continuum of services, we have assisted thousands and still making an impact today.

In a recent study, recidivism has been lowered 25 percent by offenders who actively participated in programs and/or services.  Over 2600 GED/HiSET’s earned and hundreds currently in the workforce with an estimated economic impact of over $4 million dollars annually.  Furthermore, QFI serves as one of the leading providers of inmate programs and court-ordered services.  We take pride in addressing the many issues plaguing individuals, families and communities while assisting in breaking down barriers to success.



Core Correctional Training (CCT)

Q Training Photo 2017The objective of CCT is to provide correctional staff and criminal justice professionals with a comprehensive introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) concepts and strategies in preparation for the implementation of a CBI techniques and programs. During this staff orientation, CBI concepts and principles will be explained and staff will learn ways to support the implementation of the program at their facility(s).

If you are interested in this service, please contact us at 704.930.6000 for more information.