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The Elder Group requests your help:

To all my colleagues, clients, and friends. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a foundation that has touched my heart. As many of you know, I’ve been working with challenged children in several states across America. It’s been my mission to do my part and help these splendid youths achieve their potential. 
 
My request is that you take a look at all they provide and let’s all help them with whatever you can give so we all can help these splendid young people and their families know that there are people in the world who say “YES I CARE”! Let’s all do our part and make a difference for them.
 
In gratitude,

Andrew J. Elder, President & CEO
The Elder Group, LLC
877-687-5867 Office
888-364-8949 Fax
andy@eldergroupusa.com
www.eldergroupusa.com


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Building Community: The Affordable Housing Network, Inc.

When a family comes to us through TotalChild®, they may be facing a variety of challenges including under or un-employment, mental health challenges, unstable housing, and more. Through our powerful network of services and programs, we are able to create a continuum of care that holistically addresses the needs of children and families, whatever they may be.

Our partnership with our affiliate the Affordable Housing Network, Inc. (AHNI) enables us to meet the housing needs of those we serve and ensure that they have stable, safe housing.

Guided by Four Oaks’ TotalChild® approach, AHNI’s mission is to provide decent, safe, and sustainable housing which promotes stability for families and individuals, and creates community. AHNI is dedicated to providing affordable housing in the Cedar Rapids community and offers a wide variety of housing options and locations to call home in the Cedar Rapids area.

Together, Four Oaks and AHNI work to develop healthy and vibrant communities by connecting residents to the resources and services they need to support them through their barriers to success.

To learn more about AHNI and its partnership with Four Oaks, click here: www.affordablehousingnetwork.org.



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The Elder Group requests your help: To all my colleagues, clients, and friends. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a foundation that has touched my heart. As many of you know, I’ve been working with challenged children in several states across America. It’s been my mission to do my part and help these splendid youths achieve their potential. 

I was lucky to be able to mentor several of the young people in the TotalChild® program and am very impressed with their splendid work. 

My request is that you take a look at all they provide and let’s all help them with whatever you can give so we all can help these splendid young people and their families know that there are people in the world who say “YES I CARE”! Let’s all do our part and make a difference for them.

In gratitude,

Andrew J. Elder, President & CEO
The Elder Group, LLC
877-687-5867 Office
888-364-8949 Fax
andy@eldergroupusa.com
www.eldergroupusa.com

Supporting Tomorrow’s Workforce Today: Four Oaks TotalChild® Workforce

Four Oaks is committed to ensuring the long-term success of our children and families. Our TotalChild® approach enables us to create a continuum of care that allows us to work toward achieving positive short and long-term outcomes for children and their families.

With this philosophy in mind, we created TotalChild® Workforce, our workforce development program that supports youth through high school graduation, into and through post-secondary training or education, and into a stable job and self-sufficiency by age 26.

TotalChild® Workforce addresses career readiness and placement skills including higher education and training, internships, job shadowing, and more. By partnering with community organizations and companies, we are able to provide real-life job shadowing and internship experiences, as well as community mentors that provide guidance for TotalChild® youth. By offering a glimpse into what industries are available and how successful professionals have reached their professional goals, we can inspire, encourage, and support our participants to reach their professional goals.

To see the impact of TotalChild® Workforce, check out this recent news article on the mentorship component of the program and Workforce participant Daysha Gibson: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/community/four-oaks-cedar-rapids-youth-mentorship-total-child-workforce-program-20210211.

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The Elder Group requests your help:

To all my colleagues, clients, and friends. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a foundation that has touched my heart. As many of you know, I’ve been working with challenged children in several states across America. It’s been my mission to do my part and help these splendid youths achieve their potential. 
 
The Four Oaks Foundation has thoroughly impressed me. Their staff is committed to these youths in such a meaningful way that it touched my heart. Clearly, this foundation is helping these young people matter in so many ways.
 
My request is that you take a look at all they provide and let’s all help them with whatever you can give so we all can help these splendid young people and their families know that there are people in the world who say “YES I CARE”! Let’s all do our part and make a difference for them.
 
In gratitude,

Andrew J. Elder, President & CEO
The Elder Group, LLC
877-687-5867 Office
888-364-8949 Fax
andy@eldergroupusa.com
www.eldergroupusa.com

Achieving Success: The Jane Boyd Achievement Academy

One of the many ways Four Oaks assures success for kids and families is by partnering with our two affiliate organizations, Jane Boyd and the Affordable Housing Network. These partners enable us to expand the services we provide in both depth and geography. Together, Four Oaks, Jane Boyd, and the Affordable Housing Network make up the Four Oaks Family of Agencies.

Guided by Four Oaks’ TotalChild® approach, Jane Boyd’s services are family-centered and focused on enhancing the academic, emotional, and social well-being of children and families with programs focused on developing successful and productive adults.

Four Oaks’ TotalChild® approach addresses the key risk and protective factors across four domains including childhood basic needs, education & work, family, and community. The Jane Boyd Achievement Academy, which provides after-school programming during the school year and summer programming for children living in the Cedar Rapids Community School District, works to meet children’s basic childhood and educational needs.

Children enrolled in the Achievement Academy develop positive self-concepts, and social and problem-solving skills through a variety of programming including: Reading and Literacy Programs, Science Exploration, Social and Recreational Activities, Enrichment Activities through community partners, Field Trips “The Achievement Academy saved my boys. They related to the staff there and felt comfortable with them,” A mother of Achievement Academy youth said. “I don’t know what I would do without Jane Boyd. It is a permeant fixture in my life.”
To learn more about the Jane Boyd Achievement Academy visit here: https://www.janeboyd.org/programs/achievement-academy.

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The Elder Group requests your help: To all my colleagues, clients, and friends. It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a foundation that has touched my heart. As many of you know, I’ve been working with challenged children in several states across America. It’s been my mission to do my part and help these splendid youths achieve their potential. 
 
The Four Oaks Foundation has thoroughly impressed me. Their staff is committed to these youths in such a meaningful way that it touched my heart. Clearly, this foundation is helping these young people matter in so many ways.
 
My request is that you take a look at all they provide and let’s all help them with whatever you can give so we all can help these splendid young people and their families know that there are people in the world who say “YES I CARE”! Let’s all do our part and make a difference for them.
 
In gratitude,

Andrew J. Elder, President & CEO
The Elder Group, LLC
877-687-5867 Office
888-364-8949 Fax
andy@eldergroupusa.com
www.eldergroupusa.com
      Four Oaks Donation     Four Oaks’ Holistic Care Model

From a home in rural Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1973, Four Oaks has grown to become one of Iowa’s strongest organizations devoted to helping children and families succeed through a powerful network of programs and services that are rooted in the family. 48 years later, our mission is still the same, “To assure children become successful adults.”

In 2020, Four Oaks helped ensure the success of over 27,000 children and families across the state of Iowa. Our holistic care model, TotalChild®, has transformed the organization into a high-performance, outcome-based culture. Four Oaks’ TotalChild® approach addresses the key risk and protective factors across four domains including childhood basic needs, education & work, family, and community.

Our objective is to achieve positive short and long-term outcomes for children and their families facing multiple challenges including homelessness, lack of parenting skills, poverty, under or unemployment, and unstable housing. We follow the child and their families for many years to help support long-term success.

When a family comes to us through TotalChild®, they are connected with a Success Manager that helps connect them to resources and services to support them through their barriers to success. Our powerful network of services and programs enables us to create a continuum of care that holistically addresses the needs of children and families, whatever they may be.

To learn more about Four Oaks and our TotalChild® approach, please visit fouroaks.org/our-story/total-child or check out our FY20 Annual Report at fouroaks.org/our-story/annual-report-FY20.   Twitter LinkedIn Website     Copyright © 2021 The Elder Group, LLC, All rights reserved.

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Our latest teleconference replay is now available.  Thank you so much for those of you who could attend our teleconference. In case you missed it please go to our website where you can listen to the replay.

As you are listening, feel free to send any questions or comments to Kathy@eldergroupusa.com and we will forward them to our panelists.

While you’re at our website, please see our upcoming and archived events.

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