All Kinds of News for March 09, 2016
The Arise Society (UT) is an entirely new and authentic approach to Young Adult transition programs. Our program cultivates full-time learning through the support of a therapeutic community right within the college dorms. Well what in the world does that mean? It means that we are involved - really involved in our young-adults’ learning process.
We would like to announce that our students are receiving better grades and making academic progress (which they are). But what we are really thrilled about is that many young people who have been able to achieve good grades in the past with little effort are putting in a lot more effort and getting the help they need to move forward in their education.
Sometimes our students choose full-time learning that may be more focused on certification, sometimes they are learning how to have success in freshman classes, and sometimes it’s about having success with vocational learning. We make that decision collaboratively as we “blueprint” out an individual academic plan with our young-adults. Whatever path they choose, we think that the effort and motivation that students learn to put forth is pretty important. It seems like having academic success on their own is really hard to do in a “real-life” setting like regular college-dorms. Parents and students both agree with us; students who transition from treatment settings are inexperienced with the choices and responsibilities of the “outside” world. And parents themselves may be a little nervous about surrendering control of their young adult children at such a comprehensive level.
To get a better idea of some of the fun activities we have, please visit us on Facebook (https://facebook.com/arisesocietyprogram).