Summer Fun! Fun! Fun!

We are four weeks into our Summer Fun program and half-way through summer break. Each week our youth have the opportunity to participate in: swimming, team sports, arts & crafts, theatre, dance, music lessons, and ropes course. Teenagers ages 15 - 17 years old are enhancing their life skills by volunteering or working, cooking, gardening, and attending college/career readiness workshops. Marie Mazzula, Campus Life Administrator for our Enterprise campus, said "The kids are having lots of fun this summer! We work to encourage the kids to try something new whether they are conquering their fear of heights on the ropes course or overcoming shyness by participating in theatre group." Summer Fun provides the opportunity for youth to earn special outings off-campus, most recently a day spent riding go-karts at Fun Spot in Orlando.
This month we are highlighting Ashleigh, an alumnae of the Home, who is now working with youth in our Independent Living program.

Ashleigh was placed at the Children's Home through her church after the death of her mother. Watch as she talks about her journey that took her from being a resident on our Enterprise campus to becoming a case manager in our Independent Living program.

Alumni Update: U.S. Army Ranger, Tyrese

We recently received good news from Children's Home young alumni, Tyrese, that he had successfully passed the training and test to be promoted as an U.S. Army Ranger. Tyrese is a 2017 high school graduate of the Home's on-campus school, Legacy Scholars Academy, where he excelled in his academics. Tyrese joined the Army shortly after graduating and has traveled the world, most recently to Ukraine and Russia, defending our freedom. Tyrese was on leave in June and made a special stop in at the Children's Home to visit with our President/CEO and other staff. Tyrese has re-enlisted to serve another three years. Please keep Tyrese, and all of the men and women serving our country, in your prayers.

Current Needs List

Did You Know? In 2021, the Children's Home served 3,320 children, youth, and young adults through a variety of programs including: foster care, residential care, independent living, and early childhood education? Your donations and support matters!

We currently have the need for:
  • Twin-sized comforters (neutral colors)
  • AAA batteries
  • Suitcases (new or gently used)
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