Shepherd’s Hill Academy students are empowered to live a lifestyle of sustainability. During their 12-month stay, students are equipped with valuable working knowledge and real-life skills to utilize sustainable best practices in their daily lives.
What is Sustainable Development?
Sustainable development is, in fact, a lifestyle of sustainability. It includes sustenance agriculture, preservation of food, craftwork for household use and practices of self-sufficiency.
Sustainable development teaches students at Shepherd’s Hill Academy many valuable and lasting life lessons. Such lessons include:
At Shepherd’s Hill Academy our Sustainable Development program was created to empower students to overcome personal addictions and social problems. Everything we do is to provide students with the resources and help needed to build a better life.
The mission of the program is to “Enrich the Lives of Young Adults through Hands-on Sustainable Development. Students will learn the intrinsic value of hard work, learning in application, experiencing the fruits of their labor, and providing for those in need.”
Components of the Sustainable Development Program
During the program, students will learn real life skills and applications while taking part in a variety of hands-on projects. Projects of the program include:
*Future Projects for the Program:
*Although we are very excited about our goals for these future projects, these items may not be currently provided as they may be in various stages of planning and development.
Therapeutic Value of Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is not only a fun and educational experience for our students but creates a feeling of accomplishment. Experiential learning provides therapeutic value and promotes holistic healing in each individual. It combats mood dysregulation by stimulating natural neurotransmitters in the brain as students are outside and exposed to sunlight and nature. Cultivating plants and animals helps give visual representation to cause and effect patterns of development and growth. It can also be rewarding to see your work become fruitful or productive.
Learn More About Sustainable Development at Shepherd’s Hill Academy
Discover how your child can benefit from Sustainable Development and the unique components of Shepherd’s Hill Academy! Our program intentionally combines empirically-based therapeutic methods, accredited academics, unplugged wilderness living and sustainable development programs for a holistic approach to healing. Contact us today to learn more!