At Shelterwood we have some amazing mentors. These dedicated young adults come from across the country to invest in the lives of our students for an entire year. Many of the mentors enjoy the work so much that they stay on for a second year, helping assist in the classrooms, on service trips, in admissions, and even in the counseling department.
Excited about what they saw in our model, Liberty University has decided to partner with us and provide their quality students with real-life training opportunities through Shelterwood. Liberty University recognizes Shelterwood’s unique ability to pair mentors with at-risk students in a therapeutic environment. In this eight-month internship program, Liberty students can live on our campus and mentor students while completing online courses to finish their degree. Shelterwood therapist, Jeremy Lotz, will provide direction, training and counsel to these students. Kevin McGinn, Director of Experiential Learning at Liberty, explained that students will need to complete all of their core residential courses before being eligible to participate in order to ensure that only the highest quality students get involved in this additional programming.
We have also recently met with Dr. Amy Bratten, Associate Dean of the College of Education at Southeastern University. Dr. Bratten is also excited about a possible partnership with Shelterwood where graduate students in the field of education who have a specific focus in working with at-risk youth can do a summer internship with our center. She is crafting a proposal for this possible partnership at this time.
Study hard, ladies and gentlemen! Nothing prepares you better in life than real life experience and we at Shelterwood are excited to provide this for you.