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Seen 'n Heard - Feb, 1998 Issue (page 2)

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Crater Lake School, located near Klamath Falls, Oregon. 888-774-8724, is using the curriculum developed by Village Learning Center, “which is a middle and secondary school curriculum that emphasizes work place know how, computer literacy and mastery of content.” Work with the Internet is integral to their curriculum, along with traditional literature and other resources such as computer software and the use of video (both watching and creating).

Linda Houghton, 802-442-8407, CEO of a newly formed organization called North American Boarding Schools, announced she is lining up a 350 acre property in northern Vermont that seems perfect for their first school. The plans are for a boarding school with integrated emotional growth and academics. The school will be for children who have trouble making good decisions, but do not need a treatment center. Houghton says she specifically “does not want this to be a treatment center.” Instead, she sees this as a potential model for all boarding schools. Houghton is very excited about her progress and anticipates opening the school sometime this Spring. 

Dr. George Bright, 804- 880-3339, headquartered in Midiothian, Virginia, which runs 22 day outdoor programs, reports they are continually growing, especially with chemically dependent groups of young people 18 years of age and older. He says their success rate is increasing for two reasons. One, students are more frequently taking advantage of transition schools and programs after the expedition, and two, more parents are involved in outpatient activities both before and after the trips. Upcoming trips include one in Florida, an all parents trip to the Virgin Islands, and trips to Arizona and West Virginia. In August they will go back to Kenya in Africa, in which parents are invited also. 

Sterling Tanner, financial officer for Anasazi Foundation, 602-892-7403, a Mesa, Arizona based wilderness program, reported Anasazi gave approximately $300, 000 in scholarships in 1997. They plan to double that amount in 1998. A highlight of Anasazi’s fund raising is their participation in the sponsoring of the Steve Young Classic at the Las Sendas Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona, February 19, 1998. 

Two group homes have been established as Transition Homes by Yellowstone Treatment Centers, headquartered in Billings, Montana, 800-726- 6755. One home is in Lewistown, to serve Central Montana youth needing intensive intervention but not residential treatment, and the other is on campus in Billings, for boys “who have made significant progress in residential treatment and are ready for community reintegration.” YTC has also developed the “Bridge” aftercare program, where staff go to the homes and communities of graduates to help with the transition back to the communities. 

As of January 1, 1998, VISTA of Westbrook, Westbrook, Connecticut, 860-399-8080, changed its name to Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center. 

Steve Kramer, Director of KIDS Inc., Transitional Living for Boys 13-18 years old, Spokane, Washington, 509-448-2290, reports the students went to Summer School for making up high school credits, back-to-back with a road trip through Yellowstone National Park and Mt. Rushmore. Fall classes were mixed with students participating in football, wrestling and cross-country running. Winter school break included Pasadena, California to watch WSU in the Rosebowl, and skiing at Schweitzer ski area outside Sandpoint, Idaho.

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