Posted: Feb 18, 2009, 13:27
MILESTONES FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Coeur d'Alene, ID
CEO and Director
Milestones for Young Adults is a transitional living program for young men and women ages 18 and over who may be transferring from a traditional boarding school, a therapeutic boarding school. in need of additional support in independent living or transitioning into college. Students who have obtained their high school diplomas are preferred, although non-diploma students can acquire theirs while enrolled. Participants must want to enroll in Milestones and agree to community agreements.
The average length of stay is 9 to 18 months depending on individual needs.
Pamela Broker is the CEO and has been Director of Milestones for four years. Pamela has worked in the "emotional growth education" industry for 11 years, both as a Director of a private boarding school and as Executive Director of Admissions for CEDU Family of Services. Mike Dimico is the Lead Mentor at Milestones and has been with the company for five years.
The young adults participate in vocational and life skills, emotional growth, career skills and job shadowing. Participants must be employed a minimum of 15 hours a week. With the support of staff mentors, the young adults develop a personal plan that meets their needs while practicing newly acquired skills within a structured and independent living environment.
Students participate in weekly "open forum discussions" where they learn to communicate respectfully with each other and problem solve creatively. In addition, the Milestones program contracts with Pinnacle Personal Consulting to provide clinical services as needed.
This program is situated in North Idaho and presents the benefits of a small town. Yet there are opportunities of employment in this resort town and students can also attend North Idaho College.
[The information for this New Perspective came from the Milestones for Young Adults website.]