Archives for the "Early Intervention" Category

Deon’s Story

December 13th, 2018

First-grader Deon couldn’t sit still. He couldn’t stop disrupting class. He couldn’t read at grade level. He couldn’t write.
That’s how his teachers knew him: as the boy who couldn’t.

Spring Garden Girls Become “The Best Version of Themselves”

May 27th, 2018

The girls at the Spring Garden Group Home have experienced almost unimaginable trauma in their young lives. Most have been the victims of sexual abuse; many have also suffered physical or emotional neglect.How does Spring Garden empower these young women who face so many challenges? Staff simply meet them where they are. They acknowledge that their experiences are part of their history, but reassure them that their past will not dictate their future. “We teach […]

Karl’s Story

November 16th, 2017

For the first time, he has structure and supervision – and as a result, Karl has transformed. He’s traded his swagger for genuine confidence.

Jenna has hope for a brighter future

April 4th, 2017

For Jenna, childhood ended early.

The daughter of a single parent with a very low I.Q., at age 5 Jenna was already the closest thing to an adult on the property.But she was still a little girl, a little girl who was defenseless against the sexual abuse that took place in her home, the place where she was supposed to be safe.

Buddy Benches

April 3rd, 2015

Did you ever feel lonely or anxious at school? Of course you did – so you know how much it hurts. Now our students are doing something about it by building Buddy Benches for local schools.