Elm Acres Foundation

The purpose of the Elm Acres Foundation, Inc. is to provide support for at-risk youth in the Southeast Kansas community (Crawford, Cherokee and Labette counties), including supporting any entities that provide services for at-risk youth.



Elm Acres Foundation 2018 Grant Recipients:


Cherokee County Research & Extension – will establish a Growing Healthy Habits Garden at Central Elementary school in Baxter Springs, KS, a hands – on raised garden educational experience for underserved youth to learn how to grow fresh produce, learn about balanced dietary intake, and develop life skills.

Community Health Center of SEK – believes clothing makes the child and will continue to provide Baby4Baby clothing packets to teen moms with new socks, underwear, bibs and other needed items. 

Horses of Hope Riding Center, Inc. – will begin a state of the art pilot program to provide equine assisted psychotherapy for at-risk youth, Horses, Heart & HOPE.

SEK Interlocal 637- plans to implement a secret codes reading curriculum with strategies for students with dyslexic reading tendencies at George Nettels. 

SEK Interlocal 637 - will be adding an indoor simulation track to their Project Ride program to teach mobility safety, independence, community awareness and physical fitness to students with special needs. 

PSU Enactus, Inc. – will provide children and family events at USD 250 schools through the Gorilla Achievement Program.

USD 250 Pittsburg Community Schools – at-risk students at PHS will attend summer music camp.

Restorative Justice Authority – is going to supplement their Evidence Based Community Programming with needed computer and related equipment.

Ronald McDonald House of the Four States – is developing a Teen Parent Resource Library for teenage parents with materials on parenting and life skills.

Special Olympics Kansas, Inc. – brings together youth with intellectual disabilities with nondisabled peers to learn leadership and team building skills with the end goal of new sports teams launched in SEK. 

USD 506 – Altamont Grade School – will be pushing Full Steam Ahead with STEAM materials building wide.

Wesley House – will once again provide career development for students or job seekers with disabilities on Disability Mentoring Day. 

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