Values, Ethics & Character Progams
This program is tailored to parents, adults and community groups. Participants explore how to understand and help today’s youth. They reflect on what they want to stand for, what kind of person they want to be and how to help youth “stand up in a knock down world.” The course applies “Code of the West” principles from Cowboy Ethics, by Jim Owen, and information from The Hero Within, published by the Colorado Boys Ranch Foundation and the lessons learned described in the Ethics Project Report.
STORY is a class that provides youth with the opportunity to reflect on their personal story and the stories of those around them. Youth learn to discover and express their story through creative projects using iPad apps for music, art, journaling, story boarding and movies. Here, students also learn about the ten principals of the Code of the West. The program is provided in partnership with Cherry Creek School District, Denver Public School District, Denver Juvenile Diversion, GOAL Academy and Community Reach Center. We are also integrating this approach into our Home-Based Care.