The financial needs of a family are many, and of course, each family is different. But imagine for a minute that instead of running a household of two parents, three kids and a pet iguana, that you run a residential program for 35 teenagers! Taking care of 35 teens requires a staff of over 60 professionals, overhead, and the constant wear and tear of your facilities.
As we reach the end of the year, we make decisions about the future path of Shepherd’s Hill Academy and License to Parent. What programs do we keep? What do we cut? What staffing needs and changes need to be met to meet the ever-changing needs of teens in crisis. For the next half-hour, we want to pull back the curtain and share some of those needs with you. That’s next on License to Parent.
Trace Embry is the Founder and Executive Director of Shepherd’s Hill Academy (SHA). SHA is a faith-based residential therapeutic boarding school for teens in crisis. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, SHA offers a haven of hope to teens ages 12-17.
The Resources Needed to Offer Hope to Teens in Crisis
- The financial impact of a 5:1 student to staff ratio
- What is an Outdoor Therapeutic Program?
- How is Shepherd’s Hill Academy set up? Why is this successful?
- What should SHA “never stop doing?”
- How is technology used within the program?
- What role does hard work and hands-on learning play at SHA?
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