Supporting, Educating, Empowering, and Developing Socially responsible Community Leaders.
To improve outcome of (16-21) years-old foster care at-risk youth in and exiting the system with cosmetology trade school education, training, skills, and entrepreneurial business development and supportive services to assist them in becoming self-sufficient, productive, and contributing members of society.
Our programs are designed to address the ongoing gaps and barriers faced by foster children in Georgia and Texas.
ATG focuses on fostering, at-risk, and underprivileged young women between the ages of 16 and 23. Most of the young women ATG works with are low-income, pursuing their GED or high school diploma, and have little to no family in the area. .
Girls between the ages of 15 and 18 who are residing in or leaving foster care, the juvenile justice system, or transitional housing will be sought out by ATG for the SEEDS program. During the course of the project, ATG will offer a minimum of 100 girls training in entrepreneurship, life skills, education, and other areas.
The company provides services to the 12 counties of Wise, Parker, Tarrant, Johnson, Denton, Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall, Kaufman, Hunt, and Delta that make up the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Programs like ATG are a tremendous resource for the community because there are roughly 391,000 children in foster care each year, with slightly less than half of them being female.
DID YOU KNOW?
Main reasons for removing a child from their birth family home.
The most common reasons for removing a child are:
This can be best described as the persistent failure to meet the child's basic physical and psychological needs. As well as a lack of food, water and shelter, neglect might also be medical, emotional or educational.
Leaving the child to fend for themselves for excessive durations or leaving the child permanently.
Domestic abuse can take many forms, including physical (violence and bullying behavior) and emotional or sexual abuse. In some cases, it can be a combination of these, or it might be that the child repeatedly witnessing abuse in the family home is deemed to put them at risk of harm.
Loss of parent(s)
The sudden loss of the parents due to serious illness or death can result in a child being taken into care until alternative arrangements, e.g. kinship care, can be made.
In much the same way as the sudden loss of parents to illness or death, a child can be taken into care if the parents go to prison.
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539 Commerce St.,
Dallas, TX 75208
1700 Northside Drive #1731
Atlanta, GA 30318