All Kinds of News for December 06, 2017
Foundations Asheville, a transitional living program for young men ages 18-24, supports young men as they launch themselves into adulthood by providing a structured, supportive environment in which students can achieve academic success, take part in volunteer work, and search for an internship or job.
“The young men we work with have found it difficult to transition into adulthood, due to emotional struggles such as depression, social anxiety, and academic difficulties,” comments Adam Ray, Director of Program Development at Foundations Asheville. “Our individualized approach to helping these young men provides the support and guidance they’ll need to make positive changes and take the first steps towards independence.”
Many of the students who come to Foundations have previously been in a residential treatment or wilderness therapy environment.
“During their time at Foundations, we help students build confidence and motivation to make the first steps towards independence,” comments Ray. “We encourage students to go out into the community and gain communication skills by engaging in volunteer work and pursuing hobbies. Our program also focuses on the development of functional living skills such as cooking, budgeting, time management, and punctuality.”
Students at Foundations Asheville have the opportunity to enroll in a local community college, four year university, or trade school such as paramedic school or culinary school. Staff members at Foundations work closely with students to help them establish an individualized plan as they begin their journey towards independence and success.
About Foundations Asheville
Foundations Asheville is a transitional living community located in Asheville, North Carolina. Foundations supports young men between the ages of 18-24 through the process of transitioning into adulthood by helping them gain confidence and motivation within a structured, individualized community environment. While at Foundations, young men gain skills to succeed academically, socially, and in the workforce.