Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Welcome back, Everest South!
Who better to comment on the ebb and flow of campus population than Keegan, one of our shift supervisors:
For a time, we had fewer students on campus and we had to close a few of our student homes at Heritage last year. In the last few weeks, we were able to reopen the last home that had been closed, allowing us to operate at our full capacity.
Everest South opened mid-July and has room for 10 girls. While Everest South was closed, the time was put to good use and the home underwent an "extreme make-over!"
Included in the updates were new bright paint, furniture, television, beds closets, vinyl lettering, and decorations. (The other student homes have undergone similar transformations over the last couple of years)
The students at Heritage have really responded to the upgrades to the homes on campus and they love the new bright colors on the walls and comfortable furniture that has been added to their living areas. We have focused on creating a more homelike environment, which can be difficult in this setting and when accommodating large numbers of students.
Our goal is to provide the best environment possible for the youth on our campus and I think the pictures reflect that!