The youth at Mt. Juliet Academy has been on lock down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that has not stopped the fun from happening. In an effort to stay extra safe, a staff member made cloth masks for everyone. Additionally, activities have no more than for 4 or 5 to a group.

The Easter celebration was the highlight of April. The girls participated in an Easter egg hunt, crafts, and dying Easter eggs. We have tried to keep the quarantine fun for everyone with games, tournaments, spirit weeks, Skype calls with family, and movie days. As the weeks progress and the uncertainty of returning to “normal” continues, we will strive to make the best of it.

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