The Todd Becker Foundation story began on February 6, 2005 when 18 year-old Todd Becker was tragically killed in an alcohol related car accident as a senior in high school. The shock and devastation from that tragedy forced Todd's brother, Keith, to examine and deeply consider the direction of his life. Shortly after Todd's funeral, at age 20, Keith realized the undeniable reality of death and his need for a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. From that realization, Keith was dramatically touched by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Todd Becker Foundation was born.
Today, the Todd Becker Foundation and its team travels throughout the Midwest sharing the tragic, yet powerful life and death story of Todd Becker in assemblies to public high schools, challenging students to take the narrow road. The story is told largely by Todd's older brother, Keith, and includes live music from the touring band "Chye", graphic images, videos and many other media elements. Since its inception in 2005, over 300 public schools and over 50,000 high school students have heard the Todd Becker Foundation's story and message, thousands of Bibles have been given out, and thousands of seeds of the Gospel have been sown.
Typically two separate assemblies are put on when the Todd Becker Foundation visits a local high school. The first is the afternoon assembly for grades 9-12, which is held during school hours. This assembly tells the tragic Todd Becker story and challenges students to take the narrow road, according to the scripture, Matthew 7:13. The major focus of this message is choices and their consequences.
That same evening, a separate assembly is put on where the touring band "Chye" puts on a concert and an entirely different story and message is presented. This evening event is largely a faith-based, Christian message.