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    • “ Begin With The End In Mind” Ada S. Mckinley Presentation Steven R. Covey
    • "Our problem is those who received all the help and won't help the neighbor or kids down the street.” Silas Purnell
    • Keeping the Legacy Alive
      • Ada S. McKinley
      • Our mission is to serve those who, because of disabilities or other limiting conditions, need help in finding and pursuing paths leading to healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives.
    • “ Put First Things First”
      • Integrity
      • Execution
      • Priority
      • Action
      Steven R. Covey
    • The Fact Is . . .
      • 16, 272 children were in the foster care system in Illinois on January 31, 2007. ¹
      • Children are placed temporarily in foster care due to parental abuse or neglect.
      ¹ Source: IDCFS / Executive Statistical Summary
    • The Fact Is . . .
        • 4% <1
        • 26% 1-5
        • 20% 6-10
        • Male 52%
      • 24% 11-15
      • 18% 16-18
      • 9% ≥19
      • Female 38%
      Average Age of children in care on 9/30/03: 10.7 years ² ² Source: Adoption & Foster Care Analysis & Reporting System FY 2003
    • The Fact Is . . .
        • In out-of-home care
        • 68%
        • 24%
        • 6%
        • 0%
        • 0%
        • 2%
        • 0%
      • In state child population ³
      • 18%
      • 59%
      • 17%
      • 0%
      • 3%
      • N/A
      • 2%
      Race & Ethnicity ² : Black (non-Hispanic) White (non-Hispanic) Hispanic Am. Indian/Alaska Native (non-Hispanic) Asian/Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic) Unknown 2 or More Races (non-Hispanic) ² Source: Adoption & Foster Care Analysis & Reporting System FY 2003 ³U.S. Census Bureau 2002. American FactFinder
    • The Fact Is . . .
      • The average length of stay for children in care on 9/30/03 was 54 months ².
      Length of Stay: Reunified:
      • 40% of the young people leaving the system in FY 2003 were reunified with their birth parents or primary caregivers ² .
      ² Source: IDCFS / Executive Statistical Summary
    • The Fact Is . . .
      • In January 2007, there were a total of 13, 692 licensed kinship and non-relative foster homes in Illinois ¹ .
      • On January 31, 2007, 38% of youth living in out-of home care were residing with their relatives ¹ .
      Foster Homes: ¹ Source: IDCFS / Executive Statistical Summary
    • “ Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood”
      • Mutual Understanding
      • Consideration
      • Courage
      Steven R. Covey
    • Target Market 25-34 35-45 Who’s Eligible To Be A Foster Parent? 55-65
    • Who You Are!
      • Traditional and Non-Traditional
      • Professional
      • Single
      • Family Members
      • Grandparents
      • Church Family
    • Who You Are!
      • Be single, married, divorced or a widowed adult over the age of 25
      • Willing to accept Agency supervision and support
      • Be a mature, stable adult with no criminal record
      • Be willing to attend required foster parent training sessions
      • Have sufficient verifiable income to support yourself
      • Have enough space in your home (and your heart) to care for a child
      • Be willing to work with the birth or legal parents; and
      • Be willing to take children to their necessary appointments with doctors and family members, to help heal them
    • “ Synergize”
      • Creative Cooperation
      • Value Differences
      Steven R. Covey
    • Who’s Supporting You?
      • Sponsorship of an active foster parent association, the New Beginning
      • Growth Activity Program (GAP) — developed to provide organized activities such as dance, arts, crafts, martial arts and theatre to help promote creativity and self-esteem
      • Tutoring services to assist children in educational growth and developments; and
      • Sponsorship of a birth/legal parent support group
    • Who’s Supporting You
      • Long Term
        • Business Community
          • Target, Kmart, Wal-Mart
            • Provide support to families in the form of uniforms, school supplies, etc.
            • Scholarships
        • Church Community
          • Mega Churches
            • Appeal to Membership to become foster parents
            • Adopt a family with support through drives
        • Local Organizations
          • Provide additional support through mentoring
            • Educational tutoring
            • Jobs and training as needed
    • Who’s Supporting You
      • Short Term
        • Media Community
          • Target, Kmart, Wal-Mart
            • Provide support through on air advertising to support Ada S. McKinley efforts area wide
        • Church Community
          • Mega Churches
            • Appeal to Membership through church bulletins, websites and monthly publications
            • Commit to on-air (radio/television) PSA’s as needed to support our efforts
        • Local Organizations
          • Provide support through PSA’s website, org publication, etc.
            • Appeal to memberships to support through involvement as needed
    • Who’s Supporting You
      • Short Term
        • Celebrity
          • Merri Dee
            • WGN Super Station PSA National Support
            • Work with Merri Dee to create PSA’s to promote what the entire families look like in their homes
          • Identify famous foster celebrities to create PSA’s
            • Ice T
            • Eddie Murphy
            • Charlotte Ayanna (Miss Teen USA 1996)
            • Billy Mills (Olympic Gold Medalist 1964 Tokyo)
    • “ BE PROCTIVE”
      • Responsibility
      • Initiative
      • Self-determination
      Steven R. Covey
    • “ THINK WIN WIN”
      • Mutual Respect
      • Mutual Benefit
      • Mutual Abundance
      Steven R. Covey
    • “ SHARPEN THE SAW”
      • RENEWAL
      • WHOLE PERSON
      Steven R. Covey
    • “ Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
      • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • What’s Next?
      • Contact:
      • Ada S. McKinley
      • Foster Care & Adoption
      • 2907 S. Wabash Avenue
      • Chicago, Illinois 60616
      • (312) 808-1080