Have you ever wondered what Oak Grove staff think about when those children they have been pouring into find the success we have all been seeking? Recently, a young boy lovingly referred to as "Little Man" graduated from Oak Grove's Residential Program. He was here for two years. For two years staff nurtured him and became his family; preparing him for the day when he would move onto another loving family. That day came last week and it was bittersweet.
Oak Grove is so proud of all he accomplished. He was a dancer, performer, Running Club member, jokester, and a little boy needing love. Staff will miss him dearly. Preparing for his transition staff wanted to pass on tips for how best to support him including wanting to pass on “how he likes to be tucked in at night" To help the new family, key Dorm B staff created a book listing things they had learned over the years about what he likes and needs to feel safe. For a child without a family, the Oak Grove Team often creates “family”. Staff work to make a difference in the life of a child and yet many times, the children make just as big of an impact in their lives.
Congratulations to Little Man and all those youth before him and those yet to come. Oak Grove is honored to serve you and help with your growth and success.