An EPIC Thank-you

What a thank-you party! The boys and girls in Elmcrest’s EPIC program hosted an appreciation celebration for their Youth Development Professionals and Student Advocates. These children in EPIC (Education, Preparation, Involvement, Community) have faced major life challenges. They are motivated by EPIC to explore educational and work-related interests and learn about possibilities that value work Read More »


Social Studies never was more exciting!  This past weekend four Elmcrest students and their teacher attended a rousing production on historical figures and facts. Fun in social studies? They saw HAMILTON! This live performance of the Broadway musical for the past seven years has taken the country by storm. Their tickets were arranged by the Read More »

Eggs-actly Elmcrest

Last weekend the residents of Cottage 9 “egged” Cottage 11… in a friendly, welcome way. With help from “Lola the Bunny,” they hid colorful eggs filled with candy inside and outside the cottage. The bunny helpers laughed while leaving these treasures and Lola trailed some colorful grass as a clue. Not to be outdone, the Read More »

Story Books from the Heart

The little children at Elmcrest in Early Education are delighting in a treasure trove of new storybooks. These generous donations honor the memories of other children who once loved storytimes. They came from the hearts of two sets of parents whose children were in tragic accidents they did not survive. The Annals work to improve Read More »

Children’s Mental Health

May 5th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Disturbing statistics, on the deteriorating state of children’s mental health, have dominated the news these past months. At the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation’s Basket Ball event, Juli Boeheim spoke of her recent experience with a troubled child.  She described a “scared little boy” who had tried Read More »