Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes
The purpose of Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes is to give our state's most at-risk children the love, 安全, and structure needed to become mature, 成功的成年人.
在50年代末, many Georgia sheriffs became increasingly concerned about the growing number of abandoned, 被忽视的, and abused children. They understood it was vital – not just for the children, but for our state – to give these disadvantaged youth the chance to grow up in a loving and safe home environment. 桃县 Sheriff Terry Deese serves as first vice president on the board of directors.
So in 1960, the sheriffs opened Georgia Sheriffs' Boys Ranch near Hahira, where children could learn:
- Strong moral values and spiritual awareness
- How to overcome adversity
- Teamwork and accepting authority
- Personal responsibility
- Hygiene and manners
多年来, four additional homes have opened across the state for both boys and girls – providing thousands of disadvantaged youth the opportunity to live normal, positive lives in full-time residential facilities.
House parents instill in the children a strong work ethic, emphasizing education and training for future success. These values help prepare the children to become mature, responsible adults.
Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes also has an outdoor program, Camp Pioneer, in LaGrange on the 松林地校园. A summer camp program is offered to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor experience.
To give a child a brighter future, please make your tax-deductible gift to Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes today.
Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes is sponsored by the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.