Meet Dr. Dan Harris

As Shelterwood’s Social Studies teacher, Dr. Dan Harris loves creating lessons where true connection and learning come together. “I’m looking for those few moments when you get to do some real teaching, when all of a sudden they are interested in something, and you get to go beyond,” Dan says.
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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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Horticulture Program Helps Teens Grow

Shelterwood’s horticulture program began, appropriately, with a small seed of an idea: Executive Director Rujon Morrison wanted to transform the empty space behind the girls’ house into something more beautiful and useful: a prayer garden. “I had a vision for a raised-bed garden with a cross in the middle,” Rujon
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Meet Erikka Dunn

As the Girls’ House Director, Erikka Dunn’s leadership and therapeutic residential treatment experience combines perfectly with her passion for helping teen girls grow into confident, independent young women. Erikka began at Shelterwood as a Residential Manager in July and began her new position in September. She was drawn to Shelterwood
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Why So Many Students Refuse to Attend School

In the 2013-14 school year, over 6 million students missed 15 or more days of school, equating to 14% of the student population. Chad Smith, Shelterwood’s Program Director, is proactively addressing “chronic absenteeism” at both the student and community level. Across the nation, struggles with mental and emotional health are
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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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