Extra Special People, Inc. : The Heart of ESP

  • Sep 26, 2017

    A Goat Irma Response

    The new acronym “G.O.A.T” (Greatest of all time) takes on a new meaning for ESP in reference to the response it received from their Irma recovery cry for support. Two weeks ago, ESP sent out an urgent plea. Our C...
  • Sep 19, 2017
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    Hope Rises

    A week ago, I was looking forward to a full schedule of experiencing the ESP mission in action. I had Leadership Georgia, football and the anticipation of one of our three big events of the year to be hosted on Su...
  • Sep 1, 2017

    Our New Team Member

    OUR NEW VOLUNTEER & AMERICORPS COORDINATOR: Tommy Valentine   ESP is excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Tommy Valentine. Tommy was raised in Athens, Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of...
  • Aug 29, 2017
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    It Takes a Village: Bethel Haven

    “Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.” – Dodinsky When asked how Extra Special People manages to operate so efficiently and effectively, I often simply respond, “it takes a village.” Part of what makes workin...
  • Jan 10, 2017

    Guest post: Sons of Sawdust

    I first learned about ESP 4 years ago when we moved to Athens from Nashville, TN. I was a Special Ed teacher and Autism therapist before I married Matt, and when we moved to Athens, I was looking for ways to stay connected to ...
  • Nov 3, 2014
    Posted by: Laura Whitaker

    With Love From Laura: November 2014

    Change. That word brings about different emotions for all of us. Based on our experience, change typically brings about two emotions: hope or fear. Know what change we all love? Fall. The weather is changing, our wardrobes ge...