Young Professional Axillary
Easter Seals North Georgia’s Young Professionals Auxiliary
Who We Are
Easter Seals North Georgia’s Young Professionals Auxiliary serves to contribute to the efforts of Easter Seals North Georgia’s mission that children with disabilities and other special needs have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Major influencers and mentors to the Young Professionals Auxiliary include both Easter Seals North Georgia’s Board of Directors and Easter Seals North Georgia’s staff. These three groups come together to fulfill the mission of Easter Seals North Georgia and all of its efforts to improve the lives of children and families.
What We Do
ESNG’s Young Professionals Auxiliary seeks to mobilize the next generation of Easter Seals supporters through volunteering, advocacy, fundraising, and networking.
Why We Do It
ESNG’s Young Professionals Auxiliary supports Easter Seals North Georgia’s efforts to make the first five years of a child’s life count by providing, comprehensive early education and care, early intervention, early childhood mental health, tutoring and financial support to ensure that children with disabilities and other special needs start school healthy and ready to succeed.
Last year alone, Easter Seals North Georgia:
- Provided medical & dental care, nutrition, disability services and early education to more than 2,000 children living in poverty
- Provided early intervention services including; speech, physical and occupational therapy, special instruction and service coordination to more than 1,000 children ages birth to three with disabilities
- 283 families of a child with a severe disability received financial support to assist in meeting the needs of their child.
- 150 low-income children with a disability received one-to-one tutoring from a Foster Grandparent Volunteer
- 336 families received emergency or crisis directed services including; domestic violence referrals, substance abuse supports and legal assistance.
- 1,450 children families received services to address their child’s health issues including anemia , asthma, high lead levels, and diabetes
- 393 parents received job training to address unemployment