"T" was an Elk Hill Varina student who found himself homeless after losing his mother to illness. He was living on the streets without a roof over his head and attending our school during the day. At 18, T needed a plan that could support him for the long term. He found it through our workforce development program, Education for Employment.
We asked Elk Hill Campers what they learned this summer. Here’s what they had to say. "I learned how to have friends." "I learned how to read." "I learned to control my anger." "I learned getting my self-control." It doesn't get much better than that!
Derrick Johnson believes "the most important thing is what kids take from us for the future. We want them to learn to sustain themselves for a lifetime." Our workforce development program is key to that vision. With 98% of Derrick's students facing learning disabilities, this hands-on approach also boosts learning outcomes. "It works because they see immediate success when they turn piece of wood into an Adirondack chair."