Tag: Colorado Sober College

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Jaywalker U students are taking one day at a time, a skill they learned in treatment.  But now that they have amassed months of living a day at a time, they are also looking toward a future that is much brighter than the future of their past.  Each new student who enters into Jaywalker U reflects on what they want their future to look like in recovery, their relationships, educationally, socially, and professionally.  Based on these visions, the students will set daily, short-term goals that help them achieve their long-term goals.  In order to make their future goals a reality, we use S.M.A.R.T. goals:  Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant, and Timely.  By making S.M.A.R.T. goals, our students are able to monitor their daily accomplishments that lead to future success. Smart guys, S.M.A.R.T. goals!! Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

3.93 GPA

Summer semester grades are in! Everyone here at Jaywalker would like to congratulate the Jaywalker U students for completing the 2013 summer semester with a house GPA of a 3.93. During our addiction a lot of us found it impossible to get good grades but when we entered into recovery it became a whole different story. The summer semester students have proven to their families and more importantly themselves that recovery and college are possible. Congratulations guys! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is September 10, 2013, and for those of you who do not know, it is World Suicide Prevention day. I remember sitting in math class as a child and debating large numbers with fellow students. What came before infinity? 1,000,000. It is an extremely large and staggering number. It is also the approximation of the number of suicidal deaths that happen in the world each YEAR. That averages out to a suicide happening every 40 seconds in the world. To bring it a little closer to home, about 30,000 Americans commit suicide each year, which is more than the number of homicides. Two things have been consistent in my life from age 12, up until about 10 months ago: a crippling active drug addiction as well as depression and thoughts of suicide. Now I never really put the two together when I think about it. However a study done…

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Collegiate Recovery

As more and more Collegiate Recovery Programs are sprouting up across the nation, it makes sense that a magazine which promotes and supports this valuable and necessary programming would also sprout.  Trent Boozer, the founder of Recovery Campus, launched a trial issue in the spring of 2013, and just recently published Issue One/2013.  Not only is this magazine a great read for anyone interested in collegiate recovery, Jaywalker U Director, Janet DeMars is featured in the article titled “Building a Bridge; Jaywalker U helps students transition to academic success.”  The digital version of Issue One can be found at the following link: http://www.recoverycampusdigital.com/issue1/ Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U