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Rockdale Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-01T13:16:03-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Rockdale Youth Academy|

Rockdale Youth Academy has enjoyed the summer with several activities! We have grilled hot dogs and hamburgers followed by fresh cantaloupe, snow cones and ice cream pops. We even got a huge waterslide for the youth to enjoy and cool off. They stayed very active climbing up the ladder, and then sliding down the slide! Our [...]

Roane Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:18:09-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Roane Youth Academy|

This month was dedicated to boosting morale and staff appreciation. Several team members won awards! Clinical assistant, Sarah G. worked with our New Beginnings youth on their monthly project. The youth made a poster decorated in red, white and blue, wrote thank you notes, and colored pictures. Miss Sarah took the board to the local Veteran [...]

Redwood Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:18:40-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Redwood Youth Academy|

Redwood Youth Academy celebrated their one year anniversary as part of the Youth Opportunity family. The staff celebrated with a catered spread of fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans and ice-cold beverages. Youth KJ became the first graduate of Redwood Youth Academy and received his high school diploma. Youth KJ adapted to the school program and [...]

Pathway Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:20:57-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Pathway Youth Academy|

Our diversity project this month was to celebrate our freedoms. We discussed some of the people that fought for many of our freedoms that we have. Many of the residents had different thoughts of what freedom means to them. Some of the residents talked about the freedom to vote, and freedom of speech. Others stated that [...]

Ocala Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:23:08-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Ocala Youth Academy|

Ocala Youth Academy’s Equine Program Director and our equine volunteer, Mr. Vergara, are keeping the horses in training during the pandemic restrictions. Mr. Vergara’s extensive training skills will keep our horses in an even better position to serve our youth when they return. He is providing expert advice on the type of training that we should [...]

New Hope Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:25:34-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: New Hope Youth Academy|

We had a very busy month! The house activities consisted of gardening, outdoor play, and hands on life skills such as resume building and cooking. One of our long-time residents has moved on to a wonderful independent living arrangement, and will soon be starting college. She will be dearly missed.  Our focus is on developing staff [...]

Mt. Juliet Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:29:15-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Mt. Juliet Youth Academy|

Mt. Juliet Youth Academy has been working for months on their Toast for Change project. The girls watched the movie, Freedom Writers, as a TOP activity. After the movie, the girls asked questions about the youth in the movie. They said that they want to read the book that the youth in the movie wrote, and [...]

Memphis Youth Academy in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:28:45-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Memphis Youth Academy|

We kicked off Free to Be Me with a celebratory lunch! The lunch included hamburgers, hot dogs, smoked sausages, spaghetti, baked beans, a variety of hot wings, watermelon and sodas. After lunch the young men watched movies and engaged in an NBA2K Tournament. Due to COVID-19, the young men were not able to have their annual [...]

Davidson County Juvenile Center in August 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:40:49-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Davidson County Juvenile Center|

Our Restorative Arts program is a collaboration between Metro Arts and the Metro Nashville Davidson County Juvenile Court. Restorative Arts facilitates meaningful art experiences with the goal of creating safer communities and providing support and opportunities to those directly impacted by the juvenile justice system. During August, Global Education hosted “Let’s Make a Beat,” a virtual [...]

Crestview Youth Academy in July 2020

By |2020-10-02T07:35:39-06:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Crestview Youth Academy|

Crestview Youth Academy participated in an arts and crafts activity to promote imagination. Our Recreational Therapist worked with our youth to design some amazing art work. This activity is called “spray paint”. The youth were asked to make a design of their choosing on a piece of cardstock with painters tape. They were then given spray [...]

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