Gateway Academy is excited to introduce its newest “therapist,” English Cream Golden Retriever, Hope Kemper. Hope comes to Gateway from her home with Laura Kemper, Admissions Director, and Laura’s children, JT and Kitty. Hope is being trained as a therapy support dog, and has been a welcome addition to our team. The students enthusiastically awaited her arrival, and could not be more thrilled to have Hope on campus.
“We all need a little hope in this ever-changing world,” says Laura. “And that is just what we have found at Gateway: Hope!”
About Gateway Academy
Gateway Academy is a unique residential treatment program and accredited school dedicated to the healthy development, education, and healing of adolescent boys. Gateway’s small, home-like environment provides the support that boys need to thrive and the safety to practice positive relationships.
About Gateway Academy Utah
Gateway Academy located in Utah is a trusted, sophisticated residential treatment setting that serves adolescent boys since 2002. Gateway’s program in integrated in five ways-1. Therapy that is individualized2. Education that is persona (in a classroom setting)3. Adventure that is therapeutic4. Community that is empowering 5. Fitness that that sparks the brain. What distinguishes Gateway from other treatment programs, is an emphasis on brain-based learning and healing within the context of relationships. We believe that by understanding what’s happening in an adolescent’s brain at this formative stage of development, and by individualizing his treatment through therapy rooted in relationships, we can help him learn, grow and heal. A typical Gateway Academy boy struggles with many of the following: * anxiety* depression* executive functioning * ADHD/ADD* social and relationship weakness* unresolved trauma* diminished self esteem* difficulties at home &/or family* experimentation w/ alcohol and drugs* oppositional attitudes* excessive use of computers/electronics* identity and developmental issues* academic deficits (& above average IQ)* lack of motivationFounded with one singular intention existed: to focus on the unique needs of the individual boy while providing the most state-of-the-art, evidence-based, treatment and academic program in the country. Gateway’s onsite owners remain committed to this intention by remaining actively involved in day-to-day operations and ongoing incorporation of current clinical and academic research.