All Kinds of News for November 08, 2017
Point School Puerto Rico thanks the treatment community for all of the concern and well-wishes received since Hurricane Maria hit the island on September 20th, 2017. Hurricane Maria was the first hurricane of its caliber to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century. Thankfully, the entire Point School Puerto Rico team (students, teachers and staff) are safe, and the facility survived with minimal damage.
Point School PR will be accepting applicants for 2018 after the school is certain the infrastructure, resources, and safe volunteer/community services opportunities are stable. The island of Puerto Rico has proven to be resilient in this time of healing and rebuilding. Founder Chris Mays is reporting acts of community and kindness as neighbors are helping neighbors recover and grow from the adversity. Clinical Director Tina Cottone has been assisting in the transportation of supplies including hiking backpacks full of formula and diapers to remote villages when roads are impassable for vehicles. Residential Mentor Jesus Perez has taken an assignment with FEMA, counseling victims of hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico. All staff members are aiding the relief efforts by helping rebuild, as well as supporting their own families and communities.
Point School PR is currently exploring options for volunteer and service opportunities for incoming students to pursue in 2018. The chance to help those in need will not only make a direct positive impact on the victims' lives, but will also have an empowering and meaningful influence in the students' lives through the innovated hybrid gap year.
About Point School Puerto Rico
Point School Puerto Rico is a hybrid gap year program designed for young men who are searching for a one-of-a-kind experience designed just for them. We aim to help our young men grow into adulthood with the ability to thrive. Our hybrid model includes therapeutic support delivered by a licensed clinician, life coaching with trained mentors, support for academic and/or vocational momentum, and a considerable amount of experiential opportunity and cultural immersion.