All Kinds of News for December 07, 2016
"We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill
Three members of the Chrysalis team recently traveled to New Orleans to attend the fall Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference. Corey Hickman, Executive Director, Jake Sparks, Clinical Director, and Robin Greene, Admissions counselor had the privilege of being part of two separate projects designed to help give back to the community of New Orleans. Not only did they have a wonderful time doing this, meeting, laughing, playing and connecting with other professionals, but even more importantly were able to experience the warmth of serving others.
The first event was an afternoon dedicated to working at the 'Grow Dat Youth Farm' (growdatyouthfarm.org/). The farm is a two-acre sustainable farm whose mission is to provide a collaboration in the community to provide fresh and healthy food to local residents and inspire its participants to create personal, social and environmental change. Chrysalis managers helped on the farm by weeding and preparing new areas for planting, and wholeheartedly felt it was an afternoon well spent.
The second event that they participated in was the Disco Shuffle 5K. The event raised money for another wonderful local charity, Liberty's Kitchen. Liberty's Kitchen's mission is dedicated to two programs. Their Youth Development Program works with disconnected youth to provide them workforce and life skills training to help them learn self-efficacy through employment. Their School Nutrition Program provides local low-income children access to better nutrition and nutrition education at school, furnishing healthy, scratch-made meals prepared onsite at schools.
Hickman, Sparks and Green were excited to have the opportunity to give back to these local programs. Volunteering is a value at the Chrysalis School, and the school looks forward to future service opportunities at other conferences.
About Chrysalis School
Chrysalis School is an all girls therapeutic boarding school in northwest Montana for ages 13-18. Its mission is to provide the best-quality therapeutic services, education and experiential opportunities to adolescents and their families in the context of a warm and nurturing residential boarding school environment while maintaining a commitment to integrity in all that they do.