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1998 Issue (page 1)
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SOLTREKS SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM 1998
Doug Sabo and Lorri Hanna of Soltreks AItimate Guided Journeys Into Self- Discovery, Duluth, Minn., 218-525-5803, firstname.lastname@example.org,
announced their 1998 Summer Adventure Program will have two six-week sessions this summer. The first program is from June 15 to July
25, and the second program is from July 13 to August 22. The sessions are for ages 14-17, and each session is limited to six students.
The goal is to empower students toward self-discovery while engaging in a unique adventure. Activities include backpacking, canoeing,
and biking along the North Shore of Lake Superior, and in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northern Minnesota. Through
the experience, the staff will provide a Behavioral Assessment. Parents will be involved during orientation and graduation meetings.
10 ACRE SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR SALE Until the doors were closed, the property was home to The Toutle River Boys Ranch in the State of
Washington. The property is listed by Ms. Bonner Cutting, of Windermere Real Estate, of Longview, Washington, 360-636-4663, Ext. 214,
or (Res) 360-423-6536, or 800-633-7367. There was a $400,000 remodeling project completed shortly before the State stopped referring
enough youths. Built in 1982, remodeled in 1995; Residential Accommodations for 40; Two-story Main Administration Building; School
Building; Gymnasium; Two Industrial Shops; 30,000 gallon Water Tower; Oil Storage Building; North of Longview, Washington with easy
access to the I-5 Corridor, Exit 46.
DIRECTOR OF STUDENTS POSITION
Bootstrap Ranch is a privately funded, innovative residential High School for youth that are not making it in traditional school settings.
We are located outside of Bozeman, Montana on a 60 acre ranch. Opening date is January 1999. They are looking for a Director of Students
to help develop the program. This person should have experience as a Social Worker, Counselor or School Counselor. Preferably with
a Masters Degree. Experience will be more important than advanced education. The person needs to have some street smarts and have
worked with at-risk youth. Program development experience is highly recommended. This person will be in charge of recruitment, screening
and evaluation of incoming students as well as working with the team to help develop and teach social skill/life skill classes. Starting
salary will be DOE. For more information, call Terry Profota at Bootstrap Ranch, 406-582-7506, or fax resume at 406-585-0688, or e-mail
DON'T TOUCH, DON'T HUG
The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 1998, in an article by Staff Reporter June Kronholz, titled Chary Schools Tell Teachers: Don't Touch,
Don't Hug, reviews the trend in schools to refrain from touching their students in any way due to increasing accusations of abuse
CEDU OUTCOME STUDY
CEDU Family of Services announced on May 22, 1998 the results of an outcome study conducted by California Survey Research Services,
Inc. for the years 1994-1997. Parents and alumni were asked several questions regarding the quality of their lives before and after
CEDU, with all categories showing considerable improvement. According to the outcome study: 93.6% of parents and 89.6% of students
believe CEDU had a positive impact on their lives. 92.2% of students now have good relationships with their family members. 92.1%
of students do not currently use illegal substances on a regular basis. 87.3% of parents would recommend CEDU to other families. 83.2%
of students now enjoy good peer relationships. A copy of the study can be obtained by contacting Lori Armbruster, Consultant Services
Director, at 208-265-0607.
MOUNT BACHELOR SEMINARS
Mount Bachelor Academy, located near Bend, Oregon, 800-462-3404, held a training session on basic
elements of adolescent development. Titled “Adolescent Development and Emotional Education,” it was conducted by Dr. Patrick Conway
Ed.D. and Elizabeth Conway, M.S. from Lifeworks of Central Oregon on January 27. On February 6, Albert Greenwood, Ph.D. from Lewis
and Clark College held a seminar for the staff about working with students with attention deficit disorders.
WILDERNESS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SUMMER SEMESTER
Gene Nervo, Director of the Wilderness Leadership Academy in Buchanan,
Virginia, 540-254-1146, announced students may earn up to 4 academic credits this summer. The summer semester includes experiential
education, outdoor wilderness activities, vocational training and independent living skills.
GIRLS IN THE WOOD & TRUE NATURE OFFERED THIS SUMMER
Laura Tyson, Ex. Dir. Of The Women’s Wilderness Institute Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, 303- 543-9181, email@example.com,
announced Girls in the Wood is an eight day wilderness based program for adolescent girls ages 14-17, operating August 1-8, “to give
girls an opportunity to develop self confidence, sense of purpose, and the ability to take action to improve their lives.” From August
27-September 3, True Nature is an “eight day wilderness based course for adult women who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual
assault or sexual abuse.”
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