Shakespearience

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” — Ophelia, Hamlet: Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare By Alex Allred Most people focus on the ranch part of Discovery Ranch for Girls. The word ranch conjures images of dust, boots, and horses. Dust, boots, and horses are a part of life on the…

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Unlocking Social Skills for Teens

There is nothing quite like watching a gym of teenage boys and girls walk from opposite sides of the room to meet each other. The room filled with excitement, reluctance, and curiosity as the youth played introduction games to learn each other’s names and break the ice. It seemed to make waking up early to…

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Rachel Platten private concert at Discovery Ranch, NO WAY!

Sometimes things just happen the way they are supposed to happen. With two phone calls, one quick-thinking mom and a very willing and generous Rachel Platten, Discovery Ranch for Girls enjoyed an on-campus, private concert by this talented musician! What? Private concert with Rachel Platten! by Andrea Burgess – Executive Director [blockquote]“When Raphaele approached Rachel…

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Rock Climbing Therapy: Turning to Teamwork: on the Face of a Challenge

A Staff and student start a climb as part of rock climbing therapy at Discovery Ranch South, a Residential Treatment Center for teenage girls and adolescents assigned female at birth

Life at Discovery Ranch South offers many opportunities for growth and development. One experience is rock climbing therapy. The people who took part let themselves be open, caring and supportive. The experience helped the girls to believe in their potential. The weather was amazing. The best backdrop was perfect for an exceptional day. There were…

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