Mt. Juliet Youth Academy has been active in the community, and at the facility. During the quarantine, the youth have been working on community service projects. One of the projects involved making cloth dog toys for the local shelter. At the end of the month, a couple of the youth delivered the toys to the shelter, and played with the rescue dogs. They have also been working on their “Toast for Change” project. This project challenged the youth to find something in their community that they would like to see change for the better, and then communicate that change to an audience. We have found ways to enjoy being outside while having to stay at home. The girls had a field day filled with team building games, water activities, and popsicles. It has been a fun kick off to the summer at Mt. Juliet Youth Academy!

Mt. Juliet Youth Academy is a 16-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. The program is based on community reintegration and engagement through service-learning projects that involve direct, indirect, and civil service community activities. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Mt. Juliet Youth Academy at 615-649-9463 or visit