Tag: Recovery School

Solutions

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” – Mattie Stepanek-Poet I have been member of the SOLUTIONS team since 2007 and am pleased to talk about our newest venture. SOLUTIONS has expanded our program into two phases, moved buildings, added staff and built a more robust curriculum. We have continued our partnership with Colorado Mountain College (CMC) to offer men in recovery a path to return to academics. Phase One of SOLUTIONS is now housed on 734 Main Street. The men are loving the new “digs” with its restaurant style kitchen, dining area which becomes board game central at night, the man-cave lounge area and multifaceted meeting/study area. Phase One is a 90-day program, with a Stage II recovery model. It is designed for men who are ready to assume personal accountability in a supportive environment. We encourage reintegration into the workplace or…

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Sober for Subway

Every year Colorado Mountain College puts on an Alcohol Awareness Week at its Spring Valley Campus! The Jaywalker U students will be sharing their experience strength and hope next Monday night at 7:00pm for the “Sober for Subway” student panel. Come enjoy some food and hear the stories of the sober students here at Jaywalker U! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Collegiate Recreation Centers

A 2013 survey by Nirsa: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation reports that 92 schools are planning on building elite recreation centers:  water theme parks and lazy rivers.  Recreation center users are evolving from sweat drenched body builders and athletes to students who are looking for a new social arena.  The new recreation centers are instrumental in marketing and retention, especially in the less elite universities.  Purdue and Michigan State report that students’ use of the gym has a positive correlation academically.  The theme parks are attractive and function similarly to grocery store marketing–get customers through the door and they will buy something.  Once you get a student to a rec center, they may start working out or join a fitness class. Themed recreation centers are becoming the social axis of many campuses. Janet DeMars Program Director Jaywalker U

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

JWU Colleges

Jaywalker U collaborates not only with Colorado Mountain College (CMC), but also works closely with Colorado Technical University (CTU) and Grand Canyon University (GCU).  The relationship with CTU and GCU lets Jaywalker U accept students on rolling admissions.  This means that not only do we have students start our program at the beginning of each semester, but we can also have students start our program mid-semester and take online classes through CTU and GCU. Classes at CTU and GCU start on a weekly and monthly basis.  This flexibility allows ours students the opportunity to take classes when they need as well as a variety of different classes. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

JWU Multi-pitch Climb

Recently JWU spent the day with Johann Aberger and two other expert rock climbing guides for what I thought was to be a short jaunt up Petit Blue.  The jaunt was indeed short, but the climb was long and challenging.  The focus of this outing was to face fear and move through it with courage, and for me, trust in our guide, Amos,  to whom I was attached with a climbing rope for three hours.  I have rocked climbed in the past, but past experiences did little to prepare me for the climb up Petit Blue.  It was a multi-pitch climb in which my climbing partner, Matt, was connected to me equal distance as I was to our guide.  When I use the term multi-pitch, I am using it lightly.  I did not count the number of pitches, but suffice it to say that a dozen would be an understatement.  Fear…

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College Majors

Every semester the Jaywalker U students are asked to write about their potential majors and some of the jobs that they could have when they graduate. Business, 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. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

2014 JWU Fall Orientation

Every semester the Jaywalker U students embark on a team-building/transformational trip where they not only work on themselves but also bond with their peers. For the second year in a row the Jaywalker U men headed to Steamboat Springs to explore their inner selves, get to know their peers, and spend some time relaxing and playing before starting the fall semester. We started the trip on Monday at Rabbit Ears Pass with local Carbondale life coach, Johann Aberger, for a day of hiking, climbing, team-building, and personal transformation. Throughout the day the students spent time looking at who they are and who they want to become all the while maintaining the principles of recovery and living a day at a time. At day’s end, Johann challenged everyone to look at their values, their passions, and to write a life purpose statement. After returning from the day with Johann, the guys…

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3.71 GPA

Everyone here at Jaywalker would like to congratulate the Jaywalker U students for completing the 2014 spring semester with a house GPA of 3.71. During our addiction a lot of us were incapable of going to college, not to mention getting good grades. Here at Jaywalker U the students are showing us that recovery, college, and good grades are possible. The students at Jaywalker U are attending college in a new way:  they are drug free, they attend class, they personally meet their professors, they turn assignments in on time and they study for their tests.  These are the academic behaviors of students in recovery. Nice work guys and once again, congratulations! Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

JWU Rec Day

Every Friday the Jaywalker U students head out into the Rocky Mountains for a day of fun in sobriety. Today the JWU students spent the day golfing in beautiful Glenwood Springs, CO. Jaywalker U Student and golf extraordinaire, Sam S, taught all the students the basics of golf. It’s amazing how much fun a group of sober guys can have when they keep an open mind. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

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