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Mission • Vision • Values

Mission

Passionately walk with students through seasons of struggle, and equip students with the tools, support, and confidence to create a brighter future.

Vision

Partner with schools to provide a dedicated, full-time counselor at every school in North Alabama, and use those partnerships to create a school environment where every child has a support system and a safe place to go when facing a difficult time.

Values

Passionate Investment, Trust, Confidentiality, Relationship, Growth, Salt & Light

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As a former teacher and now a parent, I see and understand the need for mental health support in schools. Since 2018, I have had the privilege to serve our community with the Enrichment Center team and learn from its incredible leaders. As the Executive Director my goals are to move our community from awareness to advocacy for mental health support for young people and to enrich our partnerships with local schools. Our team of counselors is doing incredible work, and I know that we are only one part of the support system our community’s children need.

The Enrichment Center remains dedicated to employing knowledgeable, compassionate, and committed counselors who will provide the highest quality mental health counseling services to the students in our community. We walk with children and adolescents through seasons of struggle and work tirelessly to help them find hope during their darkest days.

I ask that you join us on our mission and come alongside our team with your support and advocacy. Together we can do more.

Allison Spratley

Executive Director

allison@theenrichmentcenter.com

Our Impact

  • 5,101 total counseling sessions facilitated last school year

  • Over 400 students supported last school year

  • Counseling services available to over 25,000 students in North Alabama

  • 19 Counselors on Staff

  • 3 School Districts Supported

Our Why

We believe the mental health of young people is one of the most important issues of today.  As one teacher put it, "If we don't take care of our kids’ mental health needs first, you can forget about teaching them in the classroom."  The struggles that children and adolescents are facing today are more challenging and complex than ever before, and we are committed to walking beside these students and providing resources for mental health and emotional support during this crucial time.

Our approach is student-focused and relationship-driven, and our professionally-trained counselors remain flexible in order to provide personalized counseling to each student they meet. Students have a variety of different needs, and our counselors are there to meet them all and provide a safe space to face their challenges and grow as individuals.

Stories of Hope

(Names have been changed to protect student identities)

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Matthew

A young boy’s entire life was changed following the death of his father.  Without his father, financial concerns began to arise.  As a result, the young boy had to move out of his home, into an apartment, and attend a new school where he knew no one.  The amount of major life changes this child experienced was staggering.  Without the help of a trained counselor, this boy’s life could have spiraled out of control.  While grieving the loss of his father, he was also dealing with the anxiety, loneliness, and sadness of his new life and a new school.  Fortunately, this young boy’s new school had an Enrichment Center counselor available to help him.  Together they worked through the grief process.  The EC Counselor helped him through all of the daunting changes in his life so that he was able to end the school year as a happy, well-adjusted student.  The relationship with his Enrichment Center counselor and the work they did together gave him hope that life could go on.