Stabilization

“I see progress every time I see my son”

The first Family Treatment Weekend in the Dart Family Treatment and Education Center was a success! We had a record number of families visit the weekend of July 20-22. Parents like Angela, Charkia and Christina had amazing experiences with their families and can't wait to come back again! “Thanks to Highfields, I see progress every

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How much do your Air Jordan’s cost?

Financial literacy can be a challenge. Thankfully, Highfields’ residential students had the opportunity to learn about the importance of finances through to a grant from the Community Foundation’s Youth Action Committee and lessons provided by MSU Federal Credit Union. Building a strong financial background begins with the basics, saving, spending and sharing. Youth are often

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Color Me Resilient!

  Mental wellness comes in many shapes and sizes, helping people of all ages. Thanks to the Jackson Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, high school age youth had an opportunity to attend a week-long therapeutic art camp facilitated by Highfields' mental health care providers. Students were provided with a safe space for a mental escape

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Family Weekend Brings Families Together

   When Isaac and his mother, Sunshine, were told that Isaac was going to Highfields, they were apprehensive. They didn’t know much about it or the people who worked there.    “I was nervous,” Isaac said. “But I also felt good because it was taking me out of the youth center and it would teach

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Students Learn New Skills

   One of the first things Dontrell noticed when he arrived at Highfields’ Onondaga Campus for the Phoenix program was the facilities team. There were three men who would fix everything around campus. They seemed so knowledgeable – like his dad.    When Dontrell was a kid, his dad built a house. He asked Dontrell

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MAAA Gives Opportunities to Students

Coach Vamario Allen awards basketball player Rhishy with the Sportsmanship Award at the Highfields Basketball Awards Ceremony.    When a teenage boy is faced with disappointment, it’s not always easy to keep composure. When you add a history of anger outbursts and problems with authority, you might expect an upsetting outcome.    But when Highfields’ Residential Treatment Program

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Teaching Values Through Basketball

   For many teenagers, sports like basketball or football are a big deal. They play on their school or community teams, dedicate themselves to practice and some of their biggest goals might be to set a personal record or to go with their team to a championship. But to others, sports play a much bigger

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A Family Legacy

   TaKarra Wilson takes after her dad and uncles. They’re tough but they all have big hearts. That might be why they’re so good at being residential counselors.    TaKarra has worked for Highfields as a residential counselor for about two years. She spends her days with the residents, offering them support and behavioral counseling

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