Tag: Patrcik Shaffer

Alumni Trip – St. George, UT 2017

I am often amazed in my recovery at the abundance of opportunity that I have to do things in life that seemed once impossible.  In the not too distant past, clouds of fear, prejudice and stubbornness swirled in my head at the first mention of doing something outside my comfort zone; paralyzing self-doubt kept me from experiences that I inwardly yearned for greatly.  As a Jaywalker alumni, I can say without hesitation that today my desire to push these hesitations and foster new capabilities in sobriety is one of the greatest gifts I have received in recovery, and my willingness to share with and learn from my brothers-in-arms is one of my greatest assets. Most recently I had the opportunity to utilize these new-found strengths at the Jaywalker Alumni trip to St. George, Utah.  First off, to say “I was stoked” to get an extra week of summer weather in October…

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Jaywalker U Website Launch

   Jaywalker U Website Launch The new Jaywalker U website is now online.   Jaywalker Lodge is now partnering with Colorado Mountain College (CMC) to offer men in recovery a collegiate community to support their sobriety, as well as their academics – we call it, Jaywalker U. We have created a residential Student Center for students with documented sobriety wanting to further their education. Designed as part of a longer Jaywalker continuum, Jaywalker U is also available to other sober students looking to match education with a vibrant and active recovery community.  Full-time, on campus learning, a dedicated staff trained in optimizing the recovery and education experience and a state-of-the-art residential student center situated in the middle of the Jaywalker continuum of care in downtown Carbondale, CO. all play a fundamental role in the student experience of success in sobriety.   We believe that educational success early in recovery helps reinforce…

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