To close the school year on a positive and productive note, ReLife students, families, district partners, community members and staff gathered to celebrate and honor student achievement across the PSESD region. The event occurred on a beautiful sunny afternoon in late July at ReLife and included a barbeque lunch, an awards ceremony and a showcase of student philanthropy.
At the awards ceremony, students were recognized for their accomplishments in academics, athletics, and other skills and talents demonstrated throughout the school year. Among these skills are the significant advances made by ReLife students in the areas of interpersonal skills, self-regulation, and social and civic responsibility. Moreover, ReLife staff members are extremely proud of the four students who fully transitioned back to their home schools, having demonstrated the requisite skills and commitment to academics. This coming fall, two more students will begin their gradual transition process.
A highly engaging element of ReLife’s summer session is their work with Peace Out. Peace Out is a program established to teach youth the importance of civic engagement and social responsibility (my-volunteercenter.org). Students are given the opportunity to learn about non-profit organizations, the power of giving back, and the responsibility we all have to recognize and share our individual strengths with the greater community. Students then developed and created items to be auctioned online and at the luncheon. In the end, students were inspired as they proudly presented checks to non-profit organizations of their choosing for the amount raised at the auctions.
In partnership with districts, ReLife provides a high quality and unique experience for students with significant behavioral challenges to engage in their educational success. Together we support students and strive for excellence.
See all the event pictures on the PSESD Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/ReLife