Success Stories

Past students painted a “Wall of Emotion” at Elk Hill. One look and you know: the struggle young people face is enormous. So is the joy they feel with every step of progress. Here are some of those stories.

Campers, In Their Own Words

August 10th, 2014 // Early Intervention, Reading Intervention, Summer Camp

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!

Set Up for Success

August 10th, 2014 // Schools, Varina, Workforce Development

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."