Tending to a vegetable garden
Tending to a vegetable garden

In addition to core subjects such as math and reading, we also offer music and recreational classes that give residents a well-rounded education. Another offering growing in popularity is online education. If residents are already enrolled in online classes, they can continue with them at The Center.

Older residents have the ability to work on campus in a student work experience program. Residents may be able to help with younger students and work in other departments. Taking on a leadership role can boost for resident’s self-esteem and gives the younger children a role model to look up to.

One of our newest programs is gardening. Working in a garden offers many benefits, both mental and physical. Tending a garden can help mood and reduce anxiety. Children and teens can also gain a sense of responsibility by caring for plants, as well as develop a better understanding of the natural world around them.

Under the direction of teachers, our residents help with planting, weeding and harvesting. The fruits and vegetables of their labor often end up on the salad bar in the cafeteria, providing an opportunity for residents to see plants’ life cycle and think in broader terms about where their food comes from.

We approach education with respect and compassion. Our staff genuinely wants to see our residents succeed in the classroom and in life. The best of everything out in the community is right here at The Center.

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