World Mental Health Day: How You Can Help

October 10 is World Mental Health Day, an international day of recognition designed to help raise awareness and lessen the stigma of mental illness. 2018’s focus is on young people and the challenges they are facing today. In the United States, almost half of all teenagers (45.9 percent) have experienced
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Meet Teri Hansen

Teri Hansen, Human Resources Director, loves putting her HR acumen to work to help the Shelterwood team. Meet Teri. What Teri loves most about Shelterwood: For Teri, everything at Shelterwood is about the restoration. “Our holistic goal of restoring families is so important to me, and we do this with
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“I am proud of life after Shelterwood.”

For Gio Scardino, high school was a time of pain and struggle. After hitting one of his lowest moments, Gio found real redemption at Shelterwood — and he graduated having found the true fulfillment he was searching for all along. Gio shares his story:   My priorities were off when
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Shelterwood Performing Arts: Life Lessons on and off Stage

When Shelterwood students participate in the performing arts, the show itself is only the beginning. Performing arts offer students opportunities for real transformation, and many students experienced that during the recent fall play. This season, Shelterwood students performed the first-ever fall play, Body, Body. “The play is about a high
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How we Manage By Strengths at Shelterwood

Mercedes Benz, Delta Airlines, The American Red Cross, Garmin, Hallmark . . . and Shelterwood. What we share with these leading organizations is our commitment to Management by Strengths, a transformational tool in fostering better communication than ever. Management by Strengths (MBS) is similar to other temperament protocols, like the
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Why we go to Haiti

Each day at Shelterwood focuses on restoration for our students — but sometimes, the greatest transformation for Shelterwood students happens off campus. Sometimes, the biggest paradigm shift occurs on our Shelterwood mission trip to an orphanage in Haiti. “I’ve seen our students come alive on this trip,” says Jim Subers,
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Students showcase creativity at the Sheltie Awards

Shelterwood students have many opportunities throughout the year to practice performing arts, but the most exciting occasion is the annual Shelterwood Film Festival. Nicknamed “The Shelties,” it is a festive evening of celebration and creativity. Staff and students alike look forward to this special event, which features both student-created videos
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