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

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