Carrie Steele-Pitts Home
WHAT WE DID
Community outreach and engagement | Provide additional resources | Expansion of event | Youth inspiration and giveaways | Project management
The Carrie Steele-Pitts Home is an Atlanta private, nonprofit and non-discriminatory child caring agency that provides community-based child welfare services including supportive education, health & wellness programs and 24-hour, state approved residency for vulnerable youth. In 2016 and 2017, CSPH rendered the services of The Cjaye Group to expand and enhance their back to school program. The expansion would allow more participation of vendors, community engagement, giveaways from local businesses, inspiring youth performances and guest speakers.
The Cjaye Group enhanced the back to school program by including more health, fitness, financial and entertainment vendors. The vendors allotted the students at CSPH the opportunity of mentorship, entrepreneurship leadership and guidance to starting a business and free services for one year. Brian Joubert of L&B Tax Services in Mableton, GA awarded a student one year of mentorship in assisting the student with developing a business plan to starting a business. The Premier Vocal Coaches raffled a free vocal coaching session and Nate Dodson owner of the renowned dance team ATL Bomb Squad gave discounted dance lessons specifically for CSPH students.
Other highlights: Guest speaker Amari Johnson (18 years old) of Amari and Amari Designs brought her models to perform a fashion show of her designs. She inspired the students to live their dreams and to pursue their passion. Jiya Janae, a 16-year old entrepreneur and make-up artist spoke encouraging words about her journey to a successful make-up artists at the age of 16. Performances included: Glamour (Kandi Burruss’ group, The MAKO Girls, ATL Bomb Squad, My Bro’s Djs, Dare Dream Dance team and more.