Here is the first update:
Turning Point Family care has came up with new things that will help the youth take more charge of what is going on in the facility. We created directors so that youth can learn leadership and self discipline.
The goal of president/leader is to help out the directors and assist them when they need the help. He is also in charge to make sure they get their duties done.
The goal of the service director is to have one youth be in charge of setting up service for the youth and must have four hours weekly.
The goal of Activity Director is to set up protocol activities for the level three and up therapy levels. He is in charge of off campus activities and helping to plan the longest day as well.
The goal of the PRS Director is to teach the youth social skills that will help the youth with skills that they will need to return to society. They will facilitate PRS groups with the help of staff.
Longest Day: 10-16-2014
The youth had an 18 hour therapy day. For breakfast they had pancakes and bacon with over easy eggs on the Camp Chefs. Then the kids went to two elderly homes to do community service and spent hours helping them out.
The kids then came back and went to the rooms and wrote resumes for what position they wanted. As I mentioned above there are directors and that is what the requests were for. Afterwards we had Sharon’s group about being positive and what it means to be positive? Then we made brochures that talked about our selves. After we were done with that we went around and each youth had to write down one positive thing about another youth on the brochures. Then we did a jump rope exercise that helped us practice our teamwork skills. And the staff went against the youth to see who completed the task first. After the jump rope we split into three groups and each team did their own Dutch ovens. Once we got done with the Dutch ovens we started a hike. that ended at the base of three peaks. After that we had a fire and spent time talking about what the youth needed to let go of. The things that we wanted to let go were thrown into the fire.
As a youth, I thought that this was one of the best longest days that we had and I thought that the youth got along really well for the most part. I hope that we do this sometime soon again. I loved the food and the activities that we did.
Paint pumpkin: 11:00The first place prize will get candy Twinkie, soda—Second place will get candy and Twinkie---Third place will get candy.
Pumpkin pie contest: 2:00
The person that wins will get a Twinkie
Pumpkin search 4:00p.m.
There will be 4 groups of teams and we the group that can find the most gets, will get a Twinkie and a soda each.
Dinner 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Movie- with candy, popcorn, soda and Twinkie: 6:45 p.m.