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Celebra tin g 40 yea rs of helping children succeed.

2008 Annual Report


Co nten ts Letter 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2008 Fiscal Year Highlights

p. 2 p. 3 p. 4 p. 5 p. 6 p. 7 p. 8 p. 9

Program Location Map

p. 10

Program & Youth Data

p. 11

Acknowledgements

p. 12

Financial Statement

p. 13

Community Advisory Council

p. 14

Jack and Ruth Eckerd Children’s Success Fund

p. 16

Success Stories

p. 17

Eckerd Youth Alternatives Leadership Â…>ÂˆĂ€ĂŠUĂŠ >Ă›Âˆ`ĂŠ iÂ˜Â˜ÂˆĂƒ]ĂŠ "ĂŠEĂŠ*Ă€iĂƒÂˆ`iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠUĂŠ Board of Directors: i˜˜i`ÞÊ °Ê"½iĂ€Ă€ÂœÂ˜]ĂŠ

ÂŽ >ĂžÂ“ÂœÂ˜`ĂŠiÀÀ>Ă€>]ĂŠ *ĂŠ ]ĂŠ -ĂŠUĂŠ ˆVÂŽĂŠ iĂœ>˜]ĂŠ ĂŠUĂŠ >˜VÞÊ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ>Ă€ĂŒĂŠUĂŠ6°Ê, Ăœ>Â˜Â˜ĂŠ iĂƒĂŠ/°ÊUĂŠ>“ >ÀŽiÞÊ iޝÊ-ĂŒ °Êº/Ă€ ĂŠUĂŠ>ÞÊ ˜>Â…>˜ *iĂŒiÀÊ-VÂœĂŒĂŒĂŠĂŠUĂŠ>ĂŒÂ…Â?iiÂ˜ĂŠ-Â…> ÂˆÂ“ĂŠ Ă€Âˆi˜]ĂŠ …ˆivĂŠ"ÂŤiĂ€>ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ"vwViÀÊUĂŠ *>“iÂ?>ĂŠĂ€ÂˆvwĂŒÂ…]ĂŠ …ˆivĂŠ`Â“ÂˆÂ˜ÂˆĂƒĂŒĂ€>ĂŒÂˆĂ›iĂŠ"vwViÀÊUĂŠ Ă€i]ĂŠ …ˆivĂŠ*iĂ€ĂƒÂœÂ˜Â˜iÂ?ĂŠ"vwViÀÊUĂŠ ÞÊœœ UĂŠ/œ˜ vwViÀÊ >Â?ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠ" ˆivĂŠ+Ă• Ă€i}ĂŠÂœÂ?i“>˜]ĂŠ Â… r Kenneth Massey, J.D., Chief Development OfďŹ ce


The beginnin g of man y endin gs. I n many ways, 2008 was a year of beginnings. We launched five new community-based ÃiÀۈViÊ«Àœ}À>“Ã]ÊiÝ«>˜`i`ʈ˜ÌœÊ/iÝ>Ã]ʜ«i˜i`Ê̅iÊ̅ˆÀ`Ê«ÀˆÛ>ÌiÊ>V>`i“Þʈ˜ÊiœÀ}ˆ>Ê>˜`Ê became the lead agency for community-based care in Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

ÕÌÊiµÕ>Þʈ“«œÀÌ>˜Ì]ÊÓäänʓ>ÀŽi`Ê{äÊÞi>ÀÃÊȘViʜÕÀʜܘÊLi}ˆ˜˜ˆ˜}°Ê/…>Ìʓi>˜ÃÊ̅>Ìʓ>˜ÞÊ of those first kids whose lives were turned around have now successfully reached middle age. And the organization devoted to helping them get there has reached a new level of maturity, too.


Dea r Friends, An anniversary year is an especially good time for an organization to look back on where it …>ÃÊLii˜Ê>˜`Ê̜ʏœœŽÊvœÀÜ>À`Ê̜Ê܅>ÌÊ̅iÊvÕÌÕÀiʅ>Ãʈ˜ÊÃ̜Ài°Ê/…ˆÃʘ˜Õ>Ê,i«œÀÌÊi˜>LiÃÊÕÃÊ to celebrate not only our tremendous accomplishments over the past 40 years, but also the amazing legacy of our founders, Jack and Ruth Eckerd. ˜Ê>ÃÌÊÞi>À½ÃÊ>˜˜Õ>ÊÀi«œÀÌ]ÊÜiÊ`ˆÃVÕÃÃi`ʜÕÀÊ ÝiVṎÛiÊi>`iÀň«Ê/i>“½Ãʜ«iÀ>̈˜}Ê«>˜ÊvœÀÊ Eckerd Youth Alternatives (EYA) to invest in organizational growth and achieve even greater excellence—a plan that saw consistent progress in fiscal year 2008. As we reflect on the past year’s accomplishments, we see a new Eckerd Youth Alternatives emerging. Make no mistake—our mission remains the same as it was in 1968. Our commitment to i˜ÃÕÀˆ˜}Êi>V…ÊV…ˆ`ʅ>ÃÊ̅iʜ««œÀÌ՘ˆÌÞÊ̜ÊÃÕVVii`ʈÃÊÃ̈Ê>ÃÊÃÌÀœ˜}°Ê/…iÊ«Àˆ“>ÀÞÊ`ˆvviÀi˜ViʈÃÊ that we are serving more youth and families through more community-based programming, and we’re serving them more effectively. While residential programs will always be an important part of EYA’s continuum of care, we are proactively adapting to the national shift in youth services towards specialized residential programs and community-based alternatives. We have also significantly tightened our administrative costs in 2008, while increasing direct care staff and innovative programming. All of this was accomplished to be the finest stewards of resources that we can possibly be in these tough economic times and to serve even more youth and families to our highest potential. Eckerd Youth Alternatives in 2008 also reached out to communities as never before, both to share the news of the nearly 90,000 youth we have helped during the past 40 years, and to seek support in our continuing efforts. We celebrated our 40th anniversary with a year-long series of activities and launched our first ever Alumni Association. We are proud to stand among EYA’s dedicated staff of about 1,400 who have made EYA one of the finest youth services organizations in the nation. In 2008, we reached beyond our grasp and achieved more than we ever thought possible. Jack and Ruth Eckerd would have expected no less from us. Every year, every day, we seek to help more kids in more and better ways. We invite you to learn more about EYA and our accomplishments. We also invite you to join us in improving the future…one child at a time. Sincerely,

Kennedy C. O’Herron,

…>ˆÀ“>˜ÊœvÊ̅iÊ œ>À`

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David Dennis, President & CEO


Eckerd You th Alterna tives Through the Yea rs

1960s A Humble Beginning Although most people are aware that Jack Eckerd revolutionized the drug store industry, few know that he and his wife Ruth were national pioneers in ĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ`iĂ›iÂ?ÂœÂŤÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒÂ°ĂŠ/Â…iĂŠÂˆ`i>ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠvÂœĂ•Â˜`ˆ˜}ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ Youth Alternatives happened in 1967, when Jack Eckerd read a magazine article about a remarkable outdoor ĂŒÂ…iĂ€>ÂŤiĂ•ĂŒÂˆVĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>“ÊvÂœĂ€ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ/iĂ?>ĂƒĂŠV>Â?Â?i`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ >Â?Â?>ĂƒĂŠ->Â?iĂƒÂ“>Â˜ĂƒÂ…ÂˆÂŤĂŠ Club. At the time, the prevailing treatment for youth who could not be helped through school or community counseling was hospitalization.

From 1968 until 1985, Eckerd Youth Alternatives was known as the Jack and Ruth Eckerd Foundation.

ÂœĂŒÂ…ĂŠ>VÂŽĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ,Ă•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠLiÂ?ˆiĂ›i`ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ in crisis deserved a better treatment >Â?ĂŒiĂ€Â˜>ĂŒÂˆĂ›i°Ê>VÂŽĂŠĂ›ÂˆĂƒÂˆĂŒi`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ/iĂ?>ĂƒĂŠ program, and became convinced that Florida’s youth deserved such a similar positive, nurturing approach to turning their lives around. In ÂŁÂ™Ăˆn]ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÞʍÕÀVÂ…>Ăƒi`ĂŠnnäÊ>VĂ€iĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ Ă€ÂœÂœÂŽĂƒĂ›ÂˆÂ?Â?i]ĂŠ Florida, and opened a small outdoor therapeutic program for boys, named E-How-Kee. It was the ďŹ rst outdoor therapeutic program in Florida. /Â…iĂŠi>Ă€Â?ĂžĂŠĂƒĂ•VViĂƒĂƒĂŠÂœvĂŠ ‡ÂœĂœÂ‡iiĂŠÂ­Â˜ÂœĂœĂŠÂŽÂ˜ÂœĂœÂ˜ĂŠ >ĂƒĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠV>`i“ÞÊ>ĂŒĂŠ Ă€ÂœÂœÂŽĂƒĂ›ÂˆÂ?Â?iÂŽĂŠÂ?i`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ establishment of an outdoor therapeutic program for girls, E-Nini-Hassee, in Floral City, Florida.

Jack and Ruth Eckerd touring the very ďŹ rst campsite at E-How-Kee (now known as Eckerd Academy at Ă€ÂœÂœÂŽĂƒĂ›ÂˆÂ?Â?iÂŽĂŠ`Ă•Ă€ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠÂˆĂŒĂƒĂŠ}Ă€>˜`ĂŠÂœÂŤi˜ˆ˜}ĂŠViĂ€iÂ“ÂœÂ˜ĂžĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ 1968. E-How-Kee was the ďŹ rst outdoor therapeutic program in Florida.

In the 1960s, the Eckerds did not have a strategic plan for Eckerd Youth Alternatives to become one of the nation’s leading youth services organizations. In fact, the organization was not even called Eckerd Youth Alternatives back in those days. (It was called the Jack and Ruth Eckerd Foundation.) /Â…iĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂƒĂŠĂƒÂˆÂ“ÂŤÂ?ĂžĂŠĂƒ>ĂœĂŠ>ĂŠÂ˜ii`ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂˆĂ€ĂŠÂ?ÂœV>Â?ĂŠ community, and stepped up to help.

When E-NiniHassee opened in Floral City, Florida, in 1969, it was the nation’s ďŹ rst outdoor therapeutic program for girls.

Ringing in the New Year (1969) with the promise of new beginnings and new hope at E-How-Kee.

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Eckerd You th Alterna tives Through the Yea rs

1970 s

The Reputation Grows Eckerd Youth Alternatives’ ďŹ rst outdoor therapeutic program outside of the Southeastern United States (E-Wen-Akee) ÂœÂŤi˜i`ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ iÂ˜ĂƒÂœÂ˜]ĂŠ6iĂ€Â“ÂœÂ˜ĂŒ]ĂŠ in 1978.

/Â…iĂŠwĂ€ĂƒĂŒĂŠV>Â“ÂŤĂƒÂˆĂŒiĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ E-Kel-Etu in Silver Springs, Florida, consisted of tee-pees.

/Â…iĂŠi>Ă€Â?ÞÊ outdoor therapeutic programs were called ĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂş VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ Wilderness Education -ĂžĂƒĂŒi“°

/Â…iĂŠÂ…Âˆ}…ʾÕ>Â?ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠĂ€iÂŤĂ•ĂŒ>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂœvĂŠ>VÂŽĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ,Ă•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`Â˝ĂƒĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒ`ÂœÂœĂ€ĂŠ therapeutic programs soon became widespread throughout Florida. In 1972, Florida’s Governor Rubin Askew approached Jack to expand the outdoor therapeutic programs, and by 1976, the organization had four outdoor programs under contract with the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. /Â…iĂƒiĂŠwĂ€ĂƒĂŒĂŠvÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“Ăƒ]ĂŠĂŒÂ…iÂ˜ĂŠV>Â?Â?i`ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ7ˆÂ?`iĂ€Â˜iĂƒĂƒĂŠ Educational System, exempliďŹ ed Jack Eckerd’s belief that the private sector could successfully partner with government in providing effective services for youth. /Â…iĂŠĂ€iÂŤĂ•ĂŒ>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ>ÂŤÂŤĂ€Âœ>VÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ…iÂ?ÂŤÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂƒÂœÂœÂ˜ĂŠ spread to other states. In 1977, North Carolina’s Governor Jim Hunt approached Jack Eckerd to open an outdoor therapeutic ÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ/>ÀÊiiÂ?ĂŠ-ĂŒ>ĂŒi°Ê iĂŒĂœiiÂ˜ĂŠÂŁÂ™Ă‡Ă‡ĂŠ>˜`Ê£™Ç™]ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ established four outdoor therapeutic programs under contract with the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, and opened ÂˆĂŒĂƒĂŠwĂ€ĂƒĂŒĂŠV>Â“ÂŤĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ ÂœĂ€ĂŒÂ…i>ĂƒĂŒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ iÂ˜ĂƒÂœÂ˜]ĂŠ6iĂ€Â“ÂœÂ˜ĂŒÂ°ĂŠ ĂžĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠi˜`ĂŠÂœvĂŠ the decade, the Jack and Ruth Eckerd Foundation had nine outdoor therapeutic programs nationwide.

Four of the seven outdoor therapeutic programs opened during the 1970s were in North Carolina. Here, Jack Eckerd helps ĂŒÂ…iĂŠLÂœĂžĂƒĂŠLĂ•ÂˆÂ?`ĂŠ>ĂŠwĂ€iĂŠÂŤÂˆĂŒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ ‡/œ…‡ Kalu in Hendersonville.

/Â…iĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ ÂœĂ•Â˜ĂƒiÂ?ÂœĂ€ĂŠÂŤÂœĂƒÂˆĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠ 9Â˝ĂƒĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒ`ÂœÂœĂ€ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂ€>ÂŤiĂ•ĂŒÂˆVĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“ĂƒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠ>ÂŤÂŤi>Â?ˆ˜}ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ“>Â˜ĂžĂŠvĂ€iiĂŠ ĂƒÂŤÂˆĂ€ÂˆĂŒĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂŁÂ™Ă‡Ă¤Ăƒp`iĂƒÂŤÂˆĂŒiĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂœÂ“ÂˆÂ˜ÂœĂ•ĂƒĂŠÂşÂœĂœĂŠ*>ޝÊÀiVĂ€Ă•ÂˆĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠĂƒÂ?Âœ}>˜°

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Eckerd You th Alterna tives Through the Yea rs

1980s Reaching Out to More Youth Â˜ĂŠÂŁÂ™nĂ“]ĂŠÂ?ÂœĂ€Âˆ`>ĂŠÂœĂ›iĂ€Â˜ÂœĂ€ĂŠ ÂœLĂŠĂ€>Â…>“]ĂŠ impressed with the success of Eckerd "Ă•ĂŒ`ÂœÂœĂ€ĂŠ/Â…iĂ€>ÂŤiĂ•ĂŒÂˆVĂŠ*Ă€Âœ}Ă€>Â“Ăƒ]ĂŠ>ĂƒÂŽi`ĂŠ Jack Eckerd to take over operations of a struggling, state-run residential ĂŒÂ…iĂ€>ÂŤiĂ•ĂŒÂˆVĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>“ÊvÂœĂ€ĂŠ`iÂ?ÂˆÂ˜ÂľĂ•iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ ÂŽÂ˜ÂœĂœÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂ?ÂœĂ€Âˆ`>ĂŠ-V…œœÂ?ĂŠvÂœĂ€ĂŠ ÂœĂžĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ "ÂŽiiVÂ…ÂœLii]ĂŠÂ?ÂœĂ€Âˆ`>°Ê/Â…>ĂŒĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>“]ĂŠÂ˜ÂœĂœĂŠ known as Eckerd Youth Development Center, became Eckerd’s ďŹ rst residential therapeutic program in the p state of Florida s and paved the way for a second such program in 1989.

Although public-private partnerships in juvenile services are common today, the Jack and Ruth Eckerd Foundation pioneered the privatization ÂœvĂŠÂ?ÂœĂ€Âˆ`>Â˝ĂƒĂŠÂ?Ă•Ă›i˜ˆÂ?iĂŠÂ?Ă•ĂƒĂŒÂˆViĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“ĂƒĂŠ>ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠĂ€i¾ÕiĂƒĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…i˜‡ÂœĂ›iĂ€Â˜ÂœĂ€ĂŠ ÂœLĂŠĂ€>Â…>“°

Expansion of Eckerd outdoor therapeutic programs continued throughout the 1980s with four more program openings in the Northeast and ÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ/i˜˜iĂƒĂƒii°Ê ĂžĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠi˜`ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ`iV>`i]ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂ€iĂŠĂœiĂ€iĂŠ 12 Eckerd outdoor therapeutic programs and two residential therapeutic programs spread across six states.

1Â˜ĂŒÂˆÂ?ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂ?ĂŒiĂ€Â˜>ĂŒÂˆĂ›iĂƒĂŠÂş}ÂœĂŒĂŠ ĂŒÂœÂœĂŠLˆ}]Ê>VÂŽĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ,Ă•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠĂ€i}Ă•Â?>Ă€Â?ÞÊ hosted special events for youth at their home in Clearwater, Florida.

An aerial view of E-Sun-Alee (now known as Eckerd V>`i“ÞÊ>ĂŒĂŠ iiÀÊÂœ`}iÂŽĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ/i˜˜iĂƒĂƒii°Ê/Â…iĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœÂŤiĂ€ĂŒĂž]ĂŠ>ĂŠ former catďŹ sh farm, boasts more than 20 ponds and lakes.

In 1985, the Jack and Ruth Eckerd Foundation changed its name to Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives, ˜V°Ê/Â…iĂŠÂ˜iĂœĂŠ logo was drawn from an actual photograph of Jack Eckerd.

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Eckerd You th Alterna tives Through the Yea rs

1990 s

Expanding the Continuum of Care Can we help prevent kids from getting into trouble? /Â…>ĂŒĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…iʾÕiĂƒĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ>VÂŽĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`Â˝ĂƒĂŠÂ“ÂˆÂ˜`ĂŠ>vĂŒiÀÊ nearly two decades of serving struggling youth through residential programming. Seeing a need to boost academic and social skills in younger children to keep them on the right path, Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives launched Eckerd Early Intervention and Prevention Services in Florida elementary schools.

/Â…Ă€ÂœĂ•}Â…ÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂŁÂ™Â™Ă¤Ăƒ]ĂŠĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂ?ĂŒiĂ€Â˜>ĂŒÂˆĂ›iĂƒĂŠÂ?>Ă•Â˜VÂ…i`ĂŠ Early Intervention and Prevention Services to help boost academic and social skills in elementary school children—to keep them on the right path.

During its 25th Anniversary celebration in 1993, Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives celebrated helping 15,000 youth since 1968.

Also recognizing that young people need continued support when they return home from residential treatment, Eckerd began offering ReEntry services throughout Florida in 1993 to help youth successfully transition to their home communities through aftercare services. ĂžĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠi˜`ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ`iV>`i]ĂŠÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂŁĂŽĂŽĂŠ residential therapeutic programs for youth operating in Florida, only six received superior rankings from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justiceâ€”ďŹ ve of those six programs were Eckerd Youth Alternatives programs.

A name and logo change occurred in 1998, featuring the current brand identity in use today.

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Eckerd outdoor therapeutic programs were referred to as a ÂşÂ“Âœ`iÂ?ÂťĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠi“ÕÂ?>ĂŒiĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠ>ĂŠÂ˜>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜>Â?ĂŠ magazine article on wilderness/ outdoor programs.


Eckerd You th Alterna tives Through the Yea rs

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Fisca l Year 2008 Eckerd Youth Alternatives’ fiscal year 2008 will be remembered as a year of celebration, growth, excellence, and unprecedented outreach to serve youth in their communities. /…ÀœÕ}…œÕÌÊ̅iÊÞi>À]ÊÜiÊViiLÀ>Ìi`Ê̅iÊ 40th anniversary of our founding in 1968. We honored Jack and Ruth Eckerd’s legacy by growing our capacity to serve more kids by about 35%. Growth came by winning the contract to become the lead agency for community-based care in Florida’s Pinellas and Pasco counties and through the opening of several new programs and services:

At a 40th Anniversary special Founders’ Day ceremony, 9Ê œ>À`Êi“LiÀÊ >˜VÞÊ VŽiÀ`Ê>ÀÌÊÅ>Ài`Ê memories of her parents, Jack and Ruth Eckerd.

UÊ՘V̈œ˜>Ê>“ˆÞÊ/…iÀ>«ÞÊ•Ê >>Ã]Ê/iÝ>à UÊ œ““Õ˜ˆÌÞÊ-Õ«iÀۈȜ˜ÊqÊ >>Ã]Ê/iÝ>à UÊՏ̈‡-ÞÃÌi“ˆVÊ/…iÀ>«ÞÊqÊ/>>…>ÃÃii]ʏœÀˆ`> UÊÊi˜ÌœÀˆ˜}Ê …ˆ`Ài˜ÊœvÊ*ÀˆÃœ˜iÀÃÊqÊ ÀiÛ>À`]Ê Pinellas and Marion counties in Florida UÊÊ VŽiÀ`ÊV>`i“ÞʜvÊ̅iÊ ÕiÊ,ˆ`}iÊ•Ê Suches, Georgia

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/…iʜ«i˜ˆ˜}ʜvÊ a third Eckerd Academy campus in Suches, Georgia, further expanded EYA’s capacity to serve youth privately referred by parents and professionals.

/…iÊÞi>ÀÊÓäänÊÜ>ÃʘœÌʍÕÃÌÊ>ÊÞi>ÀʜvÊ}ÀœÜ̅]ÊLÕÌÊ>ÃœÊ>ÊÞi>ÀʜvÊiÝVii˜Vi°ÊÊ VŽiÀ`Ê9œÕÌ…Ê Alternatives programs achieved national accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA), as well as the very prestigious Praesidium accreditation. In 2008, we helped 10,502 young people. Since 1968, we have touched the lives of nearly 90,000 youth. We have helped them rebuild their confidence, redirect their lives, and learn how to make good decisions. We nurtured, we cared, and we made a difference.

Achieving national COA certification for all Eckerd programs means they are among the best in our industry.

EYA’s mentoring initiatives grew in 2008 with a $450,000 federal grant to mentor children of prisoners in Florida’s Pinellas, ÀiÛ>À`]Ê>˜`Ê Marion counties.

Praesidium accreditation is an honor that demonstrates Eckerd has achieved the highest industry standards in abuse prevention.

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Program Loca tion Ma p Areas Served by Community-Based Support Programs Alachua/Ocala ReEntry Program, St. Lucie ReEntry Program, Circuit Circuit 5 and Circuit 8 - Ocala, FL 19 - Ft. Pierce, FL (St. Lucie, Indian (Marion, Lake, Sumter, Citrus, River, Okeechobee and Martin Hernando and Alachua counties) counties) Volusia ReEntry Program, Circuit Eckerd Multi-Systemic Therapy 7 ‡ÊÂœÂ?Â?ÞʈÂ?Â?]ĂŠÊ­-ĂŒÂ°ĂŠÂœÂ…Â˜Ăƒ]ĂŠ6ÂœÂ?Ă•ĂƒÂˆ>]ĂŠ Program />Â?Â?>Â…>ĂƒĂƒii]ĂŠĂŠ Flagler and Putnam counties) (Wakulla, Leon and Gadsden Miami/Dade ReEntry Program, counties) Circuit 11 - Miami Gardens, FL Eckerd Community and Home (Miami - Dade County) Outreach Program - Hammond, LA Palm Beach ReEntry Program, ­-ĂŒÂ°ĂŠiÂ?i˜>]ĂŠÂˆĂ›ÂˆÂ˜}ĂƒĂŒÂœÂ˜]ĂŠ/>˜}ÂˆÂŤ>Â…Âœ>]ĂŠ

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Residential Therapeutic Programs Eckerd Youth Challenge Program Ă€ÂœÂœÂŽĂƒĂ›ÂˆÂ?Â?i]ĂŠ Eckerd Youth Academy Christmas, FL Eckerd Intensive Halfway House Okeechobee, FL Eckerd Youth Development Center Okeechobee, FL

Day Treatment Program Eckerd Leadership Program Ft. Pierce, FL

Private Academies 1 Eckerd Academy at Brooksville Ă€ÂœÂœÂŽĂƒĂ›ÂˆÂ?Â?i]ĂŠ 2 Eckerd Academy at Deer Lodge

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Early Intervention and Prevention Services Brevard EIPS: Five Schools and Eckerd Mentoring Program Hernando EIPS: One School Marion EIPS\ĂŠ/ĂœÂœĂŠ-V…œœÂ?ĂƒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ Eckerd Mentoring Program Pasco EIPS\ĂŠ/ĂœÂœĂŠ-V…œœÂ?Ăƒ Lead Agency for Child Welfare Eckerd Community Alternatives (Pasco and Pinellas counties) 2

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Outdoor Therapeutic Programs 1 E-Nini-Hassee Floral City, FL 2 E-Ma-Chamee Milton, FL 3 E-Kel-Etu Silver Springs, FL 4 E-Tu-Nake ĂŠ ĂŠ Â?>ÂŽiÂ?Ăž]ĂŠ 5 E-Ku-Sumee Candor, NC

6 E-Tik-Etu Elizabethtown, NC 7 E-Ten-Etu Manson, NC 8 E-Toh-Kalu Hendersonville, NC 9 E-Mun-Talee Lowgap, NC 10 E-Ma-Henwu Newport, NC

11 E-Toh-Anee Stewartstown, NH 12 E-Hun-Tee Exeter, RI 13 E-Wen-Akee ĂŠ ĂŠ iÂ˜ĂƒÂœÂ˜]ĂŠ6/ 14 E-Ma-Etu ĂŠ ĂŠ œœ“iĂ€]ĂŠ

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We Would Also Like to Gra tefully Acknowledge the Following Agencies and Organiza tions: iÀ“Õ`>ĂŠ …ˆÂ?`Ă€iÂ˜ĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ>“ˆÂ?ÞÊ-iĂ€Ă›ÂˆViĂƒ ˆ}ĂŠ i˜`ĂŠ ÂœÂ“Â“Ă•Â˜ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠ >Ăƒi`ĂŠ >Ă€i]ĂŠ˜V°

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Commun ity Ad visory Council Members i«ˆ˜}ÊޜÕ̅Ê̜ÊÃÕVVii`ʈ˜Êˆvi]Ê̜ÊLiÊ«Àœ`ÕV̈ÛiÊ>`ՏÌÃ]ʈÃʘœÌÊi>ÃÞ°Ê/…>ÌʈÃÊ܅ÞʜÕÀÊ Community Advisory Councils are so critical—from educating the community about our programs to spearheading fundraising activities, tutoring youth in reading or math to mentoring young counselors—the contributions of our advisory board members are as diverse as the individuals who serve on them. Eckerd Academy at Brooksville & Hi-Five Hernando

Ms. Carol Burgess Ms. Brenda Wright Cason Mr. Duane Chichester Chief Deputy Michael Hensley Mr. John Heyne Mr. Charles Jorgensen Mrs. Nancy Kaplan Commissioner Christopher Kingsley Ms. Nancy Lovelock Mr. Robert J. Martinez Ms. Victoria Porter Mrs. Wendy Tellone E-Hun-Tee

Mr. John H. Ball Mr. Robert Bjorklund Mr. Harry Davis Ms. Heather A. Fogg Dr. O. William Hilton, Jr. Mr. James Kuipers Mr. Craig Levis Mr. Thomas J. Marron Mr. Brian C. Matthews Ms. Linda R. Sloan E-Kel-Etu

Alva Kinsey, Jr. Mrs. Brenda Burnside Mr. W. F. Godwin Mrs. Wendy Hanson Ms. Earlene Pridgeon Mrs. Shirley Williams Mrs. Beverly Wise E-Ku-Sumee

Ms. Tammy Dunn Sheriff Jeff Jordan Mr. Samuel C. Martin Mr. W. Ray Hudson

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Eckerd Leadership Program

Ms. Tania Anderson Mr. Gabriel Gonzalez Mr. Woodrow Jackson Ms. Marcia Miller Ms. Shelly Owens Mr. Daniel Rodgers E-Ma-Chamee

Ms. Peggy G. Anderson Ms. Monya H. Curtis Ms. Susan Greenwell Mr. Lang Holloman Mrs. Stephanie Lynch Mr. Burdette Miller Mrs. June Miller Ms. Catina Wilson E-Ma-Etu

Mrs. Mary Cunningham Mr. Randy Cunningham Mrs. Teresa H. Duncan Mr. Michael D. Duncan Mrs. Nancy Foster Jackie Hannon Mr. Randall K. Hayes Mrs. Amy Mastin Sheriff Dane Mastin Mrs. Jenny Motsinger Mr. Rowan Motsinger Mr. Glenn Shepherd Mrs. Tammy Shepherd Ms. Lori Walsh E-Ma-Henwu

Mrs. Amanda Bryant Mr. Chuck Bryant Ms. Jo Ann Cannon Dr. Richard Holmes, DDS Dr. Denard Harris Mr. Robert E. Himmel Ms. Deanna McElmon Mrs. Debbie Wagner Mr. Steve Wagner Ms. Jenny Calhoun Ms. Heather Whitaker

Ms. Brooke-Pollard Mr. John Heinzman Karla J. Kiburz Eckerd Academy of the Blue Ridge

Mrs. Kathi Anglin Mr. Nelson Anglin, Chairperson Mr. David Atkins Mr. Norman Cooper Mr. Cary D. Cox Mr. Robert Head Senator Carol Jackson Mr. James Miner Mrs. Ruth Ann Miner Ms. Sonia Murphy Mr. Tom Murphy Dr. Don Pruitt Ms. Theresa Pruitt Mrs. Lou Nichols Commissioner Lamar Paris Pastor Jimmy Tanner Deputy Russell Walker Mr. Tommy White C. O. Woody Mr. W.C. Nelson E-Mun-Talee

Jack Moore, Jr. Michael Clements Cheyenne Roach Rich Smith Dawn Cambridge Marta Meares Cheryl Dance Dana Rusher Mike Eiland Kathi Grenough E-Nini-Hassee

Mr. James Anderson Ms. Leanne Hadsell Ms. Jodi Henderson Mr. John H. Hoffmeister Mr. Don Listinsky Ms. Linda Powers Ms. E. Kathryn Stewart Ms. Dorothy Zipperer

Eckerd Academy at Deer Lodge

Mr. Gary Darnell Ms. Dana Grissom Ms. Casey Kennedy Mrs. Reba LaRue Mr. Lee Linder Ms. Breneda Livingston Ms. Genger Norman Mr. Anthony Roberts Mr. Greg Staton Mr. Steve Walker E-Toh-Anee

Mr. Jimmy Crossley Mr. George Gooch Dr. Sharon Miller Ms. Ellie Pearson Mr. Greg Reed Placy Mr. E. H. Roy The Honorable Eric Stohl E-Toh-Kalu

Mr. Rodney C. Wesson, M.Ed. Mr. David Oats Mr. Eric Folk Dinette Butler Ms. Amy Williford Mr. Clyde Carter Mr. David M. Boeke E-Tik-Etu

Mr. Rich Glenn Mr. David Masterson Mr. Alan Maynard Mr. Eddie Nye Ms. Grace Thompson Rev. Donald Warren Mr. Jefferson Weaver Mr. David Zimmerman E-Tu-Nake

Mr. David Allen Dr. Garrett Bennett Mr. Hugh Broome Mr. Donald Bryant Mr. Lewis Carter, Jr. Ms. Pam Cleveland


Dr. Michael Clifford Ms. Deborah K. Collier Mrs. Phyllis Craft Mr. Richard T. Crozier Mr. Thomas Daniels Mr. Charles Ferguson Mr. Mac Gaines Angie Haddock Henry Haddock III Mr. Anthony Howard Ms. Josie Johnson Mr. Billy Landford Mr. Spencer Mueller Sheriff Jimmie Murkerson Ms. Robin Rau Mr. Jerry Rogers Mr. Tommy Smith Mr. Chip Stewart Mr. Ronnie Suggs Robert Turner Mr. Charlie Wade Mr. F. C. Wiggins E-Ten-Etu

Sheriff R. Thomas Breedlove Mr. Woody Caudle Ms. Rachel Hedrick Rev. Richard Henderson Ms. Hazel Holtzman Rev. Marion Lark Mr. Bill Mast Mr. Larry Trull Eckerd Youth Development Center/ Eckerd Intensive Halfway House

Ms. Joyce Bussell Darrell Donnelly Mr. John Gurney Ms. Alyce Hundley Mr. Frank Irby Mrs. Debbie Riddle Ms. Stephanie Locke Mr. Juan Solorzano Mr. John C. Williams Hi-Five Brevard

Ms. Deborah Davis Ms. Mary Driscoll Ms. Mary Ernst Mr. Ben Garagozlo Mr. Ted Hackler Mr. Carl Herriott Ms. Catherine Palmer Mrs. Judith Pobjecky Ms. Amber Rogers

Ms. Brooke Tippins Mr. Gopa Viswanathan Mr. Nate Williams Ms. Monica Bryant Mr. Scott Hackmyer Mr. Howard Moon Ms. Stephanie Prisciandaro Hi-Five Pasco

Cara Allen Patricia Dolatowski Ms. Jackie Jackson-Dean Ms. Stacey L. Sumner Mrs. Lorelle Vanno Hi-Five Pinellas

Ms. Mary Wyatt Allen Mrs. Janet Caramello Ms. Gail Eggeman Mr. Larry English Ms. Lisa Farrell Ms. Sandra Jean Fediuk Ms. Blanche Ganey Ms. Audrey R. Greenberg Mrs. Maxine Hammons Mrs. Betty Hayward Mr. Dale Hutchings Ms. Lessie Jinnie Kerdi Mrs. Georgina Mayhew Mr. R. Barry McDowell Mrs. Nikki McQueen Mrs. Lori E. Osborne Broward ReEntry

Ms. Susanna Arizon Ms. Diann Brown Dr. Venice Daley Ms. Donna Flegg Mr. Ledger Kellier Ms. Melissa Zelniker Eckerd Youth Challenge Program

Ms. Bettye Morgan Mr. Cecil Bradley Mrs. Sue Nelson Mr. Kelly High Mr. Paul Kendrick Mr. Mike Germaine

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The Jack and Ruth Eckerd Children’s Success Fund When Jack and Ruth Eckerd founded Eckerd Youth Alternatives (EYA) in 1968, their vision was for iĂ›iÀÞÊV…ˆÂ?`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂ…>Ă›iĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂœÂŤÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒĂ•Â˜ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂƒĂ•VVii`°Ê/Â…>ĂŒĂŠ inspiring vision is the heart of EYA’s annual fund drive for the Jack and Ruth Eckerd Children’s Success Ă•Â˜`°Ê/Â…iĂŠĂ•Â˜Ă€iĂƒĂŒĂ€ÂˆVĂŒi`ĂŠĂƒĂ•ÂŤÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠvĂ€Âˆi˜`Ăƒ]ĂŠ>Â?Ă•Â“Â˜Âˆ]ĂŠ parents, and staff generates critical funds that help EYA to help even more kids: academic and student enrichment, facility renovation, staff development and training, and much, much more. /Âœ`>Ăž]ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂ?ĂŒiĂ€Â˜>ĂŒÂˆĂ›iĂƒÂ˝ĂŠÂœÂŤiĂ€>ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠLĂ•`}iĂŒĂŠ is around $130 million. Without a doubt, that is a big ďŹ gure, but consider this: UĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂ?ĂŒiĂ€Â˜>ĂŒÂˆĂ›iĂƒĂŠĂƒiÀÛiĂƒĂŠ>LÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠÂŁĂ“]Ă¤Ă¤Ă¤ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ>Â˜Â˜Ă•>Â?Â?Þ°Ê UĂŠ ĂŠĂŒĂŠÂœÂŤiĂ€>ĂŒiĂƒĂŠÂ“ÂœĂ€iĂŠĂŒÂ…>Â˜ĂŠ{Ă¤ĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“ĂƒĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂ˜ÂˆÂ˜iĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒiĂƒpĂƒiĂ›iĂ€>Â?ĂŠĂƒiĂ€Ă›ÂˆÂ˜}ĂŠ youth around-the-clock each day of the year. UĂŠ ĂŠĂŒĂŠÂ…>ĂƒĂŠ>LÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠÂŁ]{ääʍiÂœÂŤÂ?iĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂˆĂŒĂƒĂŠi“Â?ÂœĂž]ĂŠvĂ€ÂœÂ“ĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠVÂœĂ•Â˜ĂƒiÂ?ÂœĂ€ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠ administrators to food service staff. UĂŠ ĂŠ Vœ˜œ“ˆVĂŠÂ…>Ă€`ĂƒÂ…ÂˆÂŤĂƒĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠvÂœĂ€Vˆ˜}ĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒiĂŠ>}i˜VˆiĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠVÂœÂ˜ĂŒÂˆÂ˜Ă•iĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠVĂ•ĂŒĂŠ child welfare and juvenile justice budgets. UĂŠ ĂŠ 9Â˝ĂƒĂŠi˜`ÂœĂœÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠVÂœĂ›iĂ€ĂƒĂŠÂœÂ˜Â?ÞÊ>ĂŠÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠÂœvĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>Â˜Â˜Ă•>Â?ĂŠiĂ?ÂŤi˜`ÂˆĂŒĂ•Ă€iĂƒĂŠ associated with operating some of the best programs for youth in the nation. Âş/Â…iĂ€iĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠ>LÂœĂ•ĂŒĂŠ>ĂŠĂƒÂˆĂ?ĂŠÂŤiĂ€ViÂ˜ĂŒĂŠĂƒÂ…ÂœĂ€ĂŒv>Â?Â?ĂŠLiĂŒĂœiiÂ˜ĂŠĂœÂ…>ĂŒĂŠÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒiĂŠVÂœÂ˜ĂŒĂ€>VĂŒĂƒĂŠÂŤ>ĂžĂŠĂ•ĂƒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠĂœÂ…>ĂŒĂŠÂˆĂŒĂŠĂŒ>ÂŽiĂƒĂŠ vÂœĂ€ĂŠ 9ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂœÂŤiĂ€>ĂŒiĂŠÂ…Âˆ}…‡¾Õ>Â?ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠÂŤĂ€Âœ}Ă€>Â“ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…>ĂŒĂŠ}ÂˆĂ›iĂŠĂžÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠLiĂƒĂŒĂŠVÂ…>˜ViĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂ?ˆvi]ÂťĂŠĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒi`ĂŠ >Ă›Âˆ`ĂŠ

iÂ˜Â˜ÂˆĂƒ]ĂŠ 9ĂŠ*Ă€iĂƒÂˆ`iÂ˜ĂŒĂŠEĂŠ "°Êº/Â…>ĂŒÂ˝ĂƒĂŠĂœÂ…ĂžĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠw˜>˜Vˆ>Â?ĂŠĂƒĂ•ÂŤÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒĂŠ>˜`ĂŠyiĂ?ˆLˆÂ?ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠ>vvÂœĂ€`i`ĂŠLÞÊ Ă•Â˜Ă€iĂƒĂŒĂ€ÂˆVĂŒi`ĂŠ}ˆvĂŒĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ>VÂŽĂŠ>˜`ĂŠ,Ă•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ …ˆÂ?`Ă€iÂ˜Â˝ĂƒĂŠ-Ă•VViĂƒĂƒĂŠĂ•Â˜`ĂŠ>Ă€iĂŠĂƒÂœĂŠÂˆÂ“ÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒ>Â˜ĂŒÂ°ĂŠ/Â…iÞÊ i˜>LÂ?iĂŠĂ•ĂƒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠÂŤĂ€ÂœĂ›Âˆ`iĂŠÂœĂ•Ă€ĂŠÂŽÂˆ`ĂƒĂŠĂœÂˆĂŒÂ…ĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠLiĂƒĂŒĂŠÂŤÂœĂƒĂƒÂˆLÂ?iĂŠÂœÂŤÂŤÂœĂ€ĂŒĂ•Â˜ÂˆĂŒĂžĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂƒĂ•VVii`ĂŠÂˆÂ˜ĂŠÂ?ˆvi° /Â…iĂŠLiĂƒĂŒĂŠÂŤ>Ă€ĂŒĂŠÂœvĂŠ>ĂŠ}ˆvĂŒĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠÂ˜Â˜Ă•>Â?ĂŠĂ•Â˜`ĂŠÂˆĂƒĂŠĂŒÂ…>ĂŒĂŠiĂ›iÂ˜ĂŠĂƒÂ“>Â?Â?ĂŠ}ˆvĂŒĂƒĂŠV>Â˜ĂŠÂ…>Ă›iĂŠ>ĂŠLˆ}ĂŠÂˆÂ“ÂŤ>VĂŒÂ°ĂŠ7Â…iÂ˜ĂŠ taken together, gifts to the Jack and Ruth Eckerd Children’s Success Fund, whether $25 or $25,000, comprise one of Eckerd Youth Alternatives’ most signiďŹ cant sources of support. And because Annual Fund gifts are typically unrestricted, they can be directed to areas with the greatest need—and the greatest potential for impact. Every gift matters. Please make your gift today!

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A few of our success stories. -Â…>˜˜>ĂŠ7ˆÂ?Â?ˆ>Â“ĂƒĂŠÂ‡7iˆ˜LiĂ€}iĂ€]ĂŠ Â…>Â“ÂŤÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂŠ Ă€ii`iĂ€ For abusive behavior, Shanna spent two years at E-Nini-Hassee, the nation’s ďŹ rst outdoor therapeutic program for girls. After a successful modeling career, she is now a nationally recognized champion breeder of Rottweilers.

Jaron Carson, Account Manager After a stint in a juvenile justice program for dealing `ÀÕ}Ăƒ]ĂŠ>Ă€ÂœÂ˜ĂŠĂœ>ĂƒĂŠ>ĂƒĂƒÂˆ}˜i`ĂŠĂŒÂœĂŠĂŒÂ…iĂŠ Ă€ÂœĂœ>Ă€`ĂŠ,i Â˜ĂŒĂ€ĂžĂŠ *Ă€Âœ}Ă€>Â“ĂŠĂ€Ă•Â˜ĂŠLÞÊ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ9ÂœĂ•ĂŒÂ…ĂŠÂ?ĂŒiĂ€Â˜>ĂŒÂˆĂ›iĂƒÂ°ĂŠ/Âœ`>ÞÊ he is an account manager with the world’s largest landscape and lawncare company.

Gregg Webb, CEO Gregg, a foster child, was sent to >Â˜ĂŠ VÂŽiĂ€`ĂŠ"Ă•ĂŒ`ÂœÂœĂ€ĂŠ/Â…iĂ€>ÂŤiĂ•ĂŒÂˆVĂŠ program after breaking into a home under construction and setting ďŹ re to it. He now has a family and manages a real estate company in southern Florida.

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EYA 2008 Annual Report