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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.

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.

Holiday Gift Card Drive

December 1st, 2014

Young people everywhere are thrilled to have “their own money” to use in selecting something special – and kids at Elk Hill are no different! Our Holiday Gift Card Drive helps to provide gift cards for over 100 children ages 5-18 in our schools and residential programs each holiday season. Read more to find out how to get involved.

Building a Future for Himself

November 10th, 2014

“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.