The end of May at Cleveland Youth Academy was focused on Memorial Day. We studied the men and women who fought for our freedom. To celebrate, we had a cookout, a 20-foot waterslide, water balloons, and lots of other fun activities. It was a great way to kick off the warm weather, and a welcome change for the youth since the pandemic started. The youth had a great time. The youth also wrote letters to family members, in our area, who have lost loved ones to war. 

The staff and youth planted lots of goodies in the garden: corn, cucumbers, watermelons, squash, carrots and tomatoes to name a few. Also, we were very excited to celebrate our Employee of the Month, Ms. Tammy. She does so much for everyone at the Academy. She made each staff member and youth COVID-19 masks. She turned old jeans into “new” shorts for the youth. She is a true rockstar at Cleveland Youth Academy!

Cleveland Youth Academy is a 15-bed residential treatment center for girls ages 12 to 17 years old. The center provides a vast array of programs that focus on Mental Health Treatment, Art, Music, Recreation Therapies and Education. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Cleveland Youth Academy at 423-380-8446 or visit youthopportunity.com/locations/center-for-success-independence-cleveland-academy-cleveland-tennessee/