As part of the rich Heritage environment, students and adolescents in our community have the opportunity participate in a wide-range of sports, social, recreational, service, worship and work activities. Whether playing sports, performing in a play or working in the bike shop, Heritage students gain much more than the value of completing an activity … they become valued members of society.
The feeling of being valued is crucial for at-risk teens on their way to recovery. Often, an adolescent gets off track when he or she feels insignificant and dispensable. By asserting that they are part of something, that they belong somewhere and are capable of impacting a community in various positive ways, we instill the notion that progress is possible and that they are truly important.
Heritage School students develop a foundation of values-based spirituality through humanitarian service activities. Through meaningful service and life-changing experiences, students experience what it means to make a positive difference in someone else’s life. Students learn to think outside themselves by serving others. They experience healing by helping. This is an integral part of the miracle of recovery: touching the lives of others and letting others impact your life. This is what we wish to champion in our healing community and we strive every day to make it happen with each of our students.
Changing a life for a lifetime drives us to do the extraordinary. In our 30-year history we have consistently delivered reliable outcomes empowering at-risk teens with life skills, academic qualifications and healthy attitudes to succeed. Heritage School delivers powerful life-changing experiences in a therapeutic, community-based environment, preparing students for a productive life.
Where many see discouragement and deficiencies, we see in each Heritage student untapped potential. We carefully select, train, accredit and/or certify staff to facilitate powerful, life-changing experiences to enhance the student’s strengths. Our truly individualized focus helps each student discover their unique interests. Through expert treatment, innovative education and caring mentoring and life-changing experiences, we help ignite the spark within students’ natural strengths.