A need was seen for positive intervention in the lives of the socially and economically disadvantaged population and Creative Directions was established to respond to the needs of those at risk of being left out of society, incarcerated, homeless, or overlooked and facing difficulties that they cannot deal with because of being disadvantaged.
Because disadvantaged youth face a myriad of challenges including financial struggles and social ills surrounding them, some are able to withstand these threats and some are not. Over 45,000 youth under 18 are arrested each year in North Carolina and over 25,000 students drop out of public school. Please consider being a member of the Creative Directions Advisory Board and/or a youth mentor. Through your support, Creative Directions can be a force for good in reducing these statistics.
Board of Directors
President/Founder: John H Graves
Burlington NC, Electrician/Business Management
Vice President: Lisa B Graves
Burlington NC, IT/Business
Secretary: Jackie Jeffers Ellis
Charlotte NC, Customer Service
Treasurer: Vivian Ratliff
Burlington NC, Adminstrative/Finance
Greensboro NC, CPA/Business Consultant
St. Leonard MD, Electrical Engineering
Charlotte NC, Customer Service/Residential Support