“Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” host Jeff Foxworthy might be a self-proclaimed “redneck,” but he also sticks his neck out for children suffering in poverty.

“I’ve been blessed to travel to Africa with Compassion International on several occasions,” Jeff Foxworthy tells FOX411.com exclusively. “I’ve gotten to see first-hand the life changing impact of the work they do. It is amazing!”

Founded in 1952, Compassion International helps to foster more than one million children in 25 of the world’s poorest countries.

“We are one of the oldest organizations of its kind,” Zane King, Artist Relations Manager for Compassion International, tells FOX411.com. “We exist to be an advocate for the poor and to release children from poverty. We are a Christian organization-and we’re unapologetic about that because the primary partner that we have in the field are the local churches.”

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