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THE BOARDING SCHOOL SURVIVAL (AND STRAIGHT 'A') GUIDE
AUTHOR JUSTIN MUCHNICK has just graduated and knows the score
On December 4, 2014, Tami Harris explained their program to facilitate spiritual life in Heritage School in Utah, a secular Therapeutic Boarding School and Residential Treatment Center for adolescents. Tami is the school's Director of Spiritual Care and their Chaplain. In this interview she describes her mission to give all students the opportunity to grow in their spiritual life in addition to the emotional growth and therapeutic healing which is the overall mission of Heritage School. Participation is not required, but most of the students decide on their own to either practice their own religion they were raised in, or to sample other practices of religions they are not familiar with. The goal is to make sure this spiritual and religious opportunity is available. The latest addition is the first Kosher Kitchen in a RTC in the country for their Jewish students. This joins the regular Catholic Mass on campus, various Protestant denominations services and non-denominational service opportunities that are spiritual in the sense of giving.
801-473-6843, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.heritagertc.org
Nikki Preece, Ex. Dir. of Fulshear Ranch Academy, a therapeutic boarding school near Houston Texas for young women ages 18 and above, joined Lon Oct. 9, 2014 to explain their adoption of an Attachment Model last Spring for their young adult women. Nikki explained how these girls suffer from attachment insecurity and often have been adopted. This decision was made from comments by their students that had been in many therapeutic programs and felt they "learned nothing good about themselves.' The girls are now very positive and enthusiastic about this new approach Nikki explained.
Nikki Preece, Ex. Dir. of Fulshear Ranch Academy
John Dewey Academy in Massachusetts is described here by Headmaster Dr. Ken Steiner as a Therapeutic Boarding School unique in the quality of their High School academics. Many teachers have their doctorates and all have advanced degrees and years of teaching experience. Students are those who have serious behavioral problems but also have good academic potential but upon enrollment it is problematic if they will even graduate from high school, let alone have a successful college career. In its 29 year history, hundreds of students have graduated, they all have continued on to quality collages with most graduating from college and many being on the Dean's list.
Jan Rao, Ex. Dir. of Willows In the Wind and Carrrie Weatherhead, Administrator for SavingTeens joined Lon Feb. 20, 2015 to explain the Parent Support program they are jointly developing. Willows In the Wind has been offering parent support services for several years, and were asked by SavingTeens to help them develop a mentoring program for those parents looking for possible scholarship and partnership help for those children needing a therapeutic boarding school or wilderness therapy school or program. The purpose of parent support groups or programs is to have a place where parents can go for help when they are desperate and need help and something more intensive for their children. The system being developed by this collaboration is to support parents looking for help from SavingTeens and is a mentor based program where parents are matched with other parents who have gone through this heart wrenching search process of getting their children help.
Contact: Jan Rao - 650-868-1988 email@example.com www.willowsinthewind.com
Carrie Weatherhead - 617-605-5827 firstname.lastname@example.org www.savingteens.org
This is one of a series of short interviews about new developments in the network of private, parent-choice residential schools and programs helping struggling teens and young adults. The guests are innovative leaders in this network. To hear this whole series of interviews, click on "Follow" or go to www.strugglingteens.com .
In its 12th year as a coed therapeutic boarding school for teens ages 12-17, owner Ben Trane in this interview talks about the school’s successes and evolution. He explains he feels that a student body size of 125 is about the right size for struggling teens who need help but not intensive hospital therapy and intends to stay at that size.
He further explains that Midwewst Academy had never been a member of the controversial World Wide Association of Speciality Schools and Programs (WWASSP) but is concerned that critics have associated the school with WWASSP because they once had been part of Premier Education which most WWASSP schools had used. He then explains there are significant differences between Midwest Academy and WWASSP schools in that Midwest Academy never used WWASSP stype finders fes marketing techniques and having more sophisticated academics than the WWASSP schools had used.
Ben Trane, Owner
The School of the Prophets with Pastor Wendy Alleln
Our next UR10S Network radio broadcast will be Thursday, February 26th at 5PM, eastern time. Our guest will be former high school tennis coach and USPTA Pro Roy Gessford, who will be answering questions about his book “A High School Tennis Coach's Handbook”. You can call 714-583-6853 or tune into www.blogtalkradio.com/ur10snetwork for our conversation.
Thursday, March 5th our guest will be Tark Merchant, founder of ImReruitable, College Sport Recruiting. We will be talking about college opportunities and scholarships assessments.
A great interview with Johnson Lloyd, Woodlawn High school class of 2016 football player. Johnson talks about starting the recruiting process. He talks about how his faith changed his life and kept him out of trouble. He also talks about dominating high school football in the DMV his senior year. Cant miss interview.
Often we criss-cross the concept of having knowledge with maturity; being mature is to be knowledgeable. We can be so busy going by what we think we know that we do not truly HEAR G-d. We can never increase in obedience and grow in understanding if we insist on holding on to what we think we know.
Let's talk about, "THE DANGER OF KNOWLEDGE".
School is what you make it, kid
Had conversation with my son the other day about making school what he wants as opposed to what other people make it for him.
We made a list of things he likes. And we felt the energy shift. It's a good thing when you listen to your inner guidance instead of just react to the default of life being hard or bad or wanting to run away. It was a good talk.
It is not necessarily easy to be the "different" mom...but it's worth it.