Motivational Interviewing

A Family’s Legacy to Give Back

During her childhood, Elaine Putvin had the chance to visit Highfields’ Onondaga campus with her family. As annual supporters, her parents Dave and Irene Johnson believed in the vision Highfields strived to build within communities. “My parents were always very service-oriented people, helping others wherever they could,” said Elaine. After graduating high school, Elaine moved

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Following your Gut

Nineteen years ago, Nobel and Pam Schuler created a space for all people to participate in the joys of art. Thanks to this program, Highfields’ residential students not only created unique works of art, but enhanced team building skills. “You never know what you’re going to get with art,” student Donald said. Nobel had a

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Grant Gives Counselors Opportunity to Motivate

   "I want to be someone my son can look up to," Chris Robinson said and looked at the room of counselors standing before him.    "Family is important to you," one counselor said.    "Being a good father is important to you," another responded.    "You want to set a good example for your

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