HEALING CHILDREN THROUGH CAREERS (HCC) "GRAPHIC DESIGN IMPACT CENTER"
at the Hibiscus Children's Village
Made possible though a generous grant by:
The Village is a 40-bed group home facility that provides a safe haven for abused youth. There are eight homes including the Graphic Design Impact Center, a Campus Center, GED Lab and outdoor activity/basketball area.
Youth, ages 13 to 17, are removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment by the State. The youth are placed at the Village for a few days, months, or sometimes, even years. Many youth will “age out of the system” with us at age 18.
Our Staff & Volunteers
The teens are cared for by a group of caring and trained staff and assisted by loving volunteers. The staff provide a home-like environment including chores and curfews. The Graphic Design Impact Center is led by a professional staff member with graphic design experience.
Graphic Design Impact Center Program
The “Healing Children through Careers (HCC) Graphic Design Impact Center” is an on-site career development business line for youth. This innovative business will enhance competitive employment opportunities for youth and help prepare them for more advanced technical and “white collar” jobs in graphic design, print and distribution. The specific goal of the program is to teach graphic design and printing skills as well as social and life skills so youth become successful community members. The program is divided into five advancing modules with key learning objectives and strategies. The youth will stay connected with Hibiscus as an employee even after aging-out of our system of care as they continue to learn to be productive members of our community.
The specific goal of the program is to expand youth's horizons and help them help themselves through graphic design and technical skills needed for employment and adulthood. The youth who participate will be better equipped for independence, the world of employment and advancing their education. The cost of child abuse can be devastating to the child, families and the community as–a-whole. Children who experience abuse are nine times more likely to become involved in criminal activity, human trafficking, and develop suicidal ideations. This program will provide employment training of a marketable skill that will help youth overcome these statistics and transform their lives and the effect they will have on their community.