Director of Admissions
Matt Blodgett
Admissions Phone
Physical Address
4270 W 5625 N, Roosevelt
Roosevelt, UT
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Makana is a non-profit dream-team of experienced professionals who have come together to create a better way to help our youth in crisis. We begin with a core belief in the potential of every human and a view that hardship can be a catalyst to greatness. We’re here to create a different, better opportunity for our future generations. For the first 3 months we focus on a relational therapy model to break down the walls of resistance. From a place of trust, we reframe what’s possible through habit-forming routines and meaningful experiential learning that creates lasting change. Months 4 -6 our students graduate to leadership skill-building and self-discovery that goes far beyond a traditional academic education. As our students gain the skills and confidence to succeed, they visualize and plan for a future that is compelling for each individual. Each student leaves with a defined personal brand and business plan to chart the path forward after they leave our campus. For the next 6 months after returning home from the Makana campus, our students receive daily coaching and mentoring as they transition into independent living. They become increasingly more connected with family, friends, life-long comrades, and professional mentors. Countless opportunities to lead, and be led, become available throughout this rich network effect. Our aftercare program includes a practical application curriculum and a leadership masterclass, as well as continued family and therapy support to help transition into successful adult life.

General Information

Non-Profit
Privately Owned
Makana Leadership Academy

Residential Treatment

No
14 - 17
Yes
Yes
7 Months
32
Rural
Doubles
Students are Always in "Line-of-Sight" with staff
No
HIGH: Family Expected on weekly calls (or more) & to attend all family workshops (weekly , monthly or quarterly)
10%
10%
50%
30%
0%

Insurance

Yes
N/A
Yes

Therapy - Individual

Yes
0 Hours
0
Not Applicable
8 Clients
No

Therapy - Group

Yes
0 Hours
0 Hours
0 Hours
Yes

Additional Professionals & Medical Rule Outs

> 50%
Not limited to, diabetes, active epilepsy, hypoglycemia, severe asthma, and severe allergies.
No
No

Treatment Modalities

No
Yes
Yes
Art
Breathing Techniques / Breath Work
Meditation
No

Staff

1:4
Yes
Yes
Some College
40 Hours

Academic

9 - 12
1:8
Traditional teacher-led class
Teachers support blended learning
Yes
Yes
Year Round School (either quarters, trimester, semesters)
Yes
Yes
Not Applicable
Yes

Transition Programming

Yes
Additional Therapist To Work With Student Or Family As Transition
Formal Transition To Another Therapist
Family Or Student Coaching Support For Certain Amount
Support Family And Participant Until 18 Years
Yes
> 50%

Accreditation

Nuts & Bolts

Yes
Call for more information
No
Call for more information
Salt Lake City [SLC]
2 Hours
< 50%
No
Yes
No
Major Injury | Death
0 Hours
Mission Statement
We are a residential-therapy / leadership-course hybrid that combines everything our youth need to turn their hardship into greatness.