Tag: Collegiate Recovery

JWU Goals Group

Every week the men of Jaywalker U engage in a group to address personal goals that they have set and tracked during the previous week. Recovery principles ask us to participate in each others recovery by being supportive. This group provides a safe place for the men to ask for help in both setting and reaching these goals, and they do it together, as a team. The following list is what we focus on each week at JWU: 1. Recovery 2. Academics 3. Spirituality 4. Relationships/Family 5. Pre-professional 6. Household Duties 7. Health and Fitness As we ask for help, engage the support offered and follow through with our stated objectives we get closer every week to becoming the men we really want to be. This is the mission of our Goals and Accountability Group. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Recovery Campus

I love getting new issues of my favorite magazines and it is no different with the newest issue of “Recovery Campus.”   With each new publication, the editor, Trent Boozer, reports on the flourishing features of Collegiate Recovery Programs and the people who are making a difference.  A ‘sober college student’ is no longer an oxymoron.  Recovering alcoholics and addicts are getting younger and younger and higher education is adapting to the need and benefit of having sober college students populate their campuses.  Not only is “Recovery Campus” printed and distributed across the nation, it is also available online at http://recoverycampus.com/. Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

Goals & Accountability Group

Every week the men of Jaywalker U engage in a group to address personal goals that they have set and tracked during the previous week. Recovery principles ask us to participate in each others recovery by being supportive. This group provides a safe place for the men to ask for help in both setting and reaching these goals, and they do it together, as a team.  The discipline of doing this work regularly can translate well past college and into a lifelong habit that creates possibility in many different aspects of life in recovery. This weeks Goals & Accountability Group was focused on using behaviors and how to recognize and combat them. Each student was asked to identify what behaviors they see in themselves. By identifying these behaviors as a group, the students were then able to look to each other for guidance. Students then set goals around these behaviors and…

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JWU College Majors

This week the Jaywalker U students were asked to write about their potential majors and some of the jobs that they could have when they graduate. Finance, Art, History, and Science were among the majors that our students are pursuing. In the past the Jaywalker U students have picked a degree because it sounded nice and they thought this was the path picked out for them. Now, the students are choosing degrees that they are most passionate about. The students are coming to realize that the more passionate they are about something, the more effort they are willing to put forth. Once again, the Jaywalker U students are proving to us that recovery and college are possible. Click here for recent Jaywalker U blogs; also, stayed tuned because the series, What Can You do with a Major in…?, will be running through next Thursday. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Curve Balls

Curve balls are not only a part of baseball, they are a fact of life.  What happens to the college student who leaves home for college with a career plan that has been a dream since childhood and then becomes disillusioned?  What happens to the student who starts his college career with one particular major and then partway through his education finds he has chosen the wrong one?  Unfortunately I have seen some students (and adults) stay true to a course that is ill-fitted.  My belief is that other than birth and death there is not too much in life that is set in stone.  Life is about changing our swing and not always swinging for the fence.  What are the solutions when we become disenfranchised? Here are some suggestions from USA Today College (9/18/13): Take a step back Be realistic Ask for advice Experiment, be open to new ideas,…

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