In the face of multiple challenges and opportunities, Elks Aidmore continues to focus on the sole reason for its existence… our kids! For FY19, Elks Aidmore provided services to 48 more families than in 2018. The agency proved 1.3 million hours of services to them, in 66 Georgia counties. A new addition to this year’s annual report includes highlights of the accomplishments of our foster youth, which are listed below. Please read each line slowly and carefully. Celebrate what they have done. While many of their accomplishments may seem trivial or minor, please remember these are significant milestones in their journey through life. They have overcome years of family crises to reach this point. For many of them, these accomplishments will be life-changing events.
CONYERS AND DALTON THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE OFFICES
Reunified with family: 19
Adopted: 4; two with our foster families
Guardianship: 3-Pierre-Louise took guardianship of her three foster children
High School Graduations: Joshua C. and Katherine
Jobs: 6 teens received first jobs
Serenity W was Student of the Month in November
Devin auditioned for ATL Stars Talent Show/selected to perform/won 2 nd place
Jaylin P received a Citizenship Award
Jordan D Starry Nights MAAC – 5/2/19
Janiya received her learners permit
Katherine attended Senior Prom
Janiya attended Junior Prom
Nayeli was promoted to 12 th grade
Curdarrius S. was promoted to Middle School; earned his trip to Disney World
Mayderi was promoted to 12 th grade.
Shaun transitioned to regular school from alternative school for the 2019-20 school year
SAVANNAH THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE
Trinity H. and Brayden P. reunited with mom
Kholayni C. reunited with Aunt
Katie F. reunited with Grandmother
Tymir G. graduated High School
Joseph, Justin and James J. adopted by Elks foster parent
VALDOSTA THERAPEUTIC FOSTER CARE
Kylie G. reunited with mom
Oliver B. and Brianna R. reunited with Grandparents
Jacob R. adopted by Elks Foster parent
Jasmin R., J ’Quan D., and Samadree R. reunited with mom
Lily Ann R. adopted by same parent as her sister
MiShae C. completed CNA program; accepted to nursing program
Shanard M. voted President of Delta Innovation School
Dontarious R. graduated from Promise Program
Gavin J. given Young Author’s Award by school
RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT SERVICES
Shanveria and Miricle graduated from Heritage High School
Kayla obtained her GED and her certificate in food handling safety
Jordan and Shannelle were MAAC Shining Star Recipients
Shanveria, Miricle and Kayla participated in the Celebration of Excellence
Five Residents attended Embark First Look at UGA
Armelle participated in the week-long Embark Program at UGA
Ashanti attended Camp Oo-U-La 2019 for Burn Victims
Shanveria registered to vote and voted for the first time
The residents volunteered at Traditions and Westbury Nursing Homes, Hosea Feed the Hungry, Books for
Africa, One Heart Ministries, and Eastside Baptist Church
Jalisa and Janette were reunified with family
Jamiliyah had fictive kin to receive guardianship
The youth toured Middle Georgia College, Georgia State, Georgia College, and Oxford in October of 2018
during Fall Break.
Jamiliyah were inducted into Top Teens of America
Residents participated in the reading of the draft of “When Dreams Believe” by author Stephanie Perry-
Moore to provide feedback prior to publication.
Residents worked at the following locations: McDonald’s, Burger King, Sonic, Taco Bell, Amici, Chuck
E. Cheese, KFC,
Nana’s Chicken N Waffle, & O‘Charley’s
Two youth participated in Teen Works
Jalisa and Danielle recognized for Academic Excellence at Edwards Middle School
Residential youth participated in the following extracurricular activities:
Refining Fire Dance Troupe
Edwards Middle School Dance Team – Danielle
Edwards Middle School Chorus – Erin
Edwards Middle School Band – Danielle
Heritage High School March Band Flag Corp. – Jamiliyah
Heritage High School Musical Theater – Jamiliyah
Heritage High School Marine Jr. ROTC – Anna Grace
Heritage High School Chorus – Ashanti
Heritage High School JV Soccer – Faiza
RYSA Soccer Team – Faiza
Attended Empowerment Tribe Meetings quarterly
PREPARATION FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING AND TRANSITIONAL LIVING
98% of the youth in care received tutorial services.
100% of the youth in care received specialized tutorial services either through DFCS or Elks Aidmore.
70% of the youth in care are on grade level.
95% of the youth showed grade improvements at the end of the 2018-2019 academic school year.
100% of youth served received life skills training in the following areas: Daily Living, Self-Care, Healthy
Relationships, Communication, Housing, Money Management, Employment, Study Skills, Careers,
Educational Planning, Permanency, Planning for the Future.
100% of youth served received vocational education/training on the Elks Aidmore campus through
volunteers and interns.
Only 1% of youth served were involved with the Department of Juvenile Justice or the Department of
Take pride in your support of the Elks Aidmore programs. If you are not currently a supporter, these accomplishments should provide incentive for you to jump on-board. Together we can continue to build and sustain
programs that “heal hearts, restore hopes and rebuild lives”.