At Ashcreek, we help our boys increase their communication skills, and teach them the importance of having empathy and compassion. We have our young men plan and participate in leadership activities often in order to teach them how to be a contributing member of society.
As they serve and learn to work with others; whether that be in their own families, other countries, or in our local community – they will increase their own awareness and self worth.
Being a part of a community here at Ashcreek, young men learn the value of accountability through working on their assigned tasks and duties; as well as in their academic and residential life. As they do these things, these young men begin to understand how their actions, or lack of action, can affect others.
Realizing that people depend on them creates self-awareness and a purpose. When faced with an obstacle, your teen can learn to overcome it in a more positive way through a newfound connectedness to the world.
After learning these skills, we are having our students do home visits to take these lessons and generalize them in their home lives. We want parents to see the real life changes and to know that students WILL have set backs. We want to teach our young men that set backs are inevitable, but the bounce back is the most important. Staying in a healthy mindset that is open and honest, asking for help, and trying our best is all we can do.