Deer Lodge, Tennessee
Rebecca Dukes to Oversee Educational Services for E-Sun-Alee
Director of Marketing and Communications
727-461-2990, ext. 490
August 7, 2006
Rebecca Dukes has joined Eckerd Youth Alternatives E-Sun-Alee
outdoor therapeutic program as education coordinator.
Rebecca has been employed by Eckerd Youth Alternatives since July
of 2000, most recently serving as education coordinator for the
organization's outdoor therapeutic program in Boomer, N.C. She
will supervise the education staff and oversee the program's accredited
educational services and curriculum.
Rebecca received a master's degree in Biological Science from
the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and continued postgraduate
coursework in Behavioral and Emotional Disorders. She is also a
licensed teacher in secondary science, as well as behavior and
E-Sun-Alee is an outdoor therapeutic program, located on 326 wooded
acres, that combines a fully accredited education with group and
individual counseling, high-interest adventure programs and relationship
and communication-building skills. Individual treatment and education
plans at the program address special needs, while children live,
learn and grow in small, family-like groups.
The name E-Sun-Alee means "their tomorrow" in the Muskokee
Indian language. Since 1988, the Eckerd Youth Alternatives' E-Sun-Alee
outdoor therapeutic program has helped thousands of youth leave
their troubled pasts behind and open the door to a brighter tomorrow.
About Eckerd Youth Alternatives: Founded by philanthropists Jack and Ruth Eckerd almost 40 years
ago, Eckerd Youth Alternatives (EYA) is one of the nation's leading
providers of services for troubled youth. As a private not-for-profit
organization, EYA serves nearly 10,000 children each year. Since
1968, more than 70,000 young people have been helped through a
range of five program models in eight states. For admissions information,
call 1-800-914-3937 or visit the website.