All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
On March 31st, a group of students and staff departed from Greenbrier Academy for Girls’ campus in Pence Springs, WV for a week long service trip in the beautiful country of Jamaica. Students served at the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf, West Haven (a home for disabled children an adults), and the Children’s Bible School where they completed service projects and played with the children. Students gained invaluable knowledge about the resilient people living within this community, despite the disparities that they face on a daily basis.
On day two of Greenbrier Academy’s trip, one of the students wrote home:
“It was very tough work but also rewarding because of the fact that we are doing something which will help more kids get the education they need. Another plus was the smiles we put on the kids' faces. We made friends and played games with them. At the end of a few hours of work we then heard the school director talk about their struggles and efforts to make sure the kids have everything they need. Her words were very heartbreaking and motivating to me. When I heard about how the school could not even afford fruit, it made me realize how much I have and how something as simple as an apple could make someone's day. It was a very great experience and there's more to come. I'm thankful to be able to make a difference in people's lives.”
As a therapeutic boarding school for girls ages 14-18, Greenbrier’s program incorporates international service opportunities for students a few times per year. The educational and therapeutic benefits of gaining a more global perspective and connecting with other youth across the globe are essential to instill purpose and hope in these young women. Students come back with leadership skills, higher self esteem, and a newfound mission to help others. Greenbrier is thankful for the dedicated residential and therapeutic staff that made the girl’s experiences possible and are so proud of the young women who were able to embark on this meaningful adventure.
About Greenbrier Academy
Greenbrier Academy is an accredited academic/therapeutic boarding school and a licensed by the state of West Virginia as a non-acute residential treatment center in Pence Springs, WV serving young women 14-18. We offer college prep academics within a therapeutically immersive experience. Our program preserves and protects your daughter's future; emotionally, socially, physically, and academically.