All Kinds of News for January 11, 2017
In an effort to make the holiday season both memorable and enjoyable for our students, Gateway Academy incorporates meaningful community service and local activities with family/cultural traditions from our diverse student body. This past Thanksgiving, students and staff started the day by runing in a 5K to support Cystic Fibrosis research. Students also contrubuted to a Food Bank service project and helped sort bread and prepare a large meal for a local homeless shelter. The Thanksgiving meal on campus was prepared by the family members of one of our students, who flew in and took over our kitchen to give back to the Gateway Academy community.
We continued our focus on local service though the month of December. Just before Christmas, the Gateway Academy Kitchen sponsored a dinner for 12 of Salt Lake City’s best fire and rescue workers from Station 5 in Salt Lake City. The kitchen cooked up authentic green chili, homemade tortillas and salsa Spanish rice. Along with the meal, we were able to provide the Firehouse with new crock pots and food storage. Station 5 has a long standing relationship with Gateway Academy, allowing student interns to volunteer at the station.
During Winter Break between semesters, our students spent a week at a cabin near Park City playing games, eating delicious holiday meals, watching movies, reading and bonding. The boys also enjoyed plenty of skiing/snowboarding, a soak at Crystal Hot Springs and Christmas gifts and memory boxes prepared by parents with special traditions/cultural treasures.
The students rang in the New Year back on Campus with a late night celebration and week of service and fun. Some of their activities included:
· Snowman building competition
· T-shirt decorating
· Community service at Neighborhood House for kids: cleaning toys and preparing activities with the teachers
· Community Service at A Friend in Me – animal farm for unfortunate animals, and rescues: cleaning the environment and building canals
· Leather bracelets at Tandy Leather
· Tracy Aviary Center
· CAUC Art Museum
· Hogle Zoo - holiday lights
· Yoga & fitness
· Magic Tournaments
About Gateway AcademyGateway Academy (UT) is dedicated to the healthy development and healing of adolescent boys and their families. We provide a safe and nurturing environment through five integrated programs: Therapy, Academics, Community, Outdoor Education and Fitness. With integrity and respect, we help students feel empowered and valued, build healthy relationships, make thoughtful decisions, develop life skills, become life-long learners, and achieve their personal best.