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Posted: Oct 16, 2008, 08:26

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San Luis Obispo, CA
Jack Gould, President

Founded in 1994, Alpha Academy is a Christian based program for college age young men ages 18-22 who are struggling with what direction they would like their lives to take, are approaching graduation with no college plans or job skills, may be attending college and feel directionless in their major, or have dropped out of college or need to take a time out and focus on what they want in life. Enrolling at Alpha Academy is a decision the students make and they attend because they want to be there; therefore they are treated as adults. Students must commit to a 6 month enrollment and are welcome to stay longer if they demonstrate a continued commitment to learn and grow.

Students enrolled at Alpha Academy work on life skills, which include financial management, menu planning and cooking and working on interpersonal relationships. In addition, spiritual growth and Biblical teachings are woven into the curriculum. Alpha Academy owns and operates several business projects in which the students are involved, where all students work half of each day in order to support themselves. These projects include: Thousand Hills Pet Resort, and

Situated on a 40 acre ranch, the academy is located a bus or bike ride away from Cal Poly and Cuesta Colleges, where students can continue their education if they choose to do so.

Jack Gould is the President of Alpha Academy, Christian Henderson is the Director and Kyle Gillette is the Pet Resort Manager.

[This information came from the Alpha Academy website.]


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