Retreats Make a Big Impact on Teens

Sometimes change can happen just by changing your point of view. Shelterwood’s Jeremy Stanley understands the power of shifting your perspective. He has seen it play out in his life, and he has watched it work in the lives of teens. He plans retreats and mission trips designed to help
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Haiti Trip Leads to Heart Change for Teens

Shelterwood’s trips to Haiti are transformative experiences for the teens of Shelterwood, and this summer’s expedition was no different. At the beginning of June, a group of teens, staff and alumni traveled on the 11th Shelterwood Haiti trip. They spent their days visiting orphanages and learning what it means to
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Meet Rujon Morrison

As Shelterwood Executive Director, Rujon Morrison leads program operations, the team of Shelterwood Directors, intake assessments and much more. “Keeping an open mind is key,” Rujon says, “We can always get better, we can always create something more excellent as we face new challenges.”  Meet Rujon Morrison, and discover how
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Tips to Help Your Teen Relieve Stress

Today, more than a quarter of teens say they experience extreme stress, and more than a third say they expect their stress levels to increase in the year to come. Parents agree: nearly 40% of parents say their teen is experiencing high levels of stress from school. Often parents respond
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Announcing Summer at Shelterwood

For struggling teens, summer can bring a variety of challenges. Without the organized activities and rhythms of the school year, summer can be a vulnerable season. When your teen is struggling, all you want is your child back — and Summer at Shelterwood can mark the first step towards real
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Substances made me feel invincible

I was stumbling down a path of bad influences Before I arrived at Shelterwood, I did a lot of “soul-searching” and not in the right ways. I turned to drugs, alcohol, and bad influences to fill me up as a person. I thought that I was discovering myself and substances
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Change is a process

Change is a process, not an event Do you ever say, “We have already dealt with this, why is he/she still struggling with this?” As parents we crave growth and change so deeply that once we see it displayed, even once, it is really hard to accept when it isn’t
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Good Intentions

Well here I sit in the airport of Jackson Hole on my way home after a week long vacation. Sadly, instead of spending the week on the world-class slopes of the Jackson Hole ski hill, I spent the week in bed, watching television in tremendous pain from gout. Even a
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