Tall Cop Says Stop Jermaine Galloway has been an Idaho law enforcement officer since 1997. He is also a nationally recognized expert in drug awareness and prevention. Under the label Tall Cop Says Stop, Officer Galloway travels the country educating police officers, school officials, and parents about trends in the drug culture. The label refers…

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Students at Discovery Ranch follow the Discovery Academy Model of Competency-based Education.   Seat-time Based Versus Competency-Based Education When teens have problems, the problems can affect their school performance. Many teens struggle or get lost in traditional, seat-time based classrooms. That is why Discovery Ranch for Boys (DRB) handles school differently. DRB focuses on what…

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Flag Football on Fun Friday   On the large, open field behind the historic Jefferson Building in Springville, Utah, a few dozen students and staff members from Discovery Ranch gathered to play flag football on Fun Friday. The people who were not playing relaxed outside the boundaries of the field. They scattered in two large…

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Dorothy Ah Quin always knew that she wanted to help people. She began her career as a high school teacher, where she taught history and special education. While still teaching, Dorothy earned Masters of Art in Educational Counseling, and shortly after her Clinical Mental Health License. She continued to teach for several years after completing…

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  Young people, especially troubled teens, often hear, “You reap what you sow.” At Discovery Ranch for Boys (DRB), that lesson is made literal–or, rather experiential. DRB focuses on experiential learning or learning by doing. Young men learn compassion by taking care of a rescued calf. They learn how to manage emotions by working with…

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Fun Friday: August 2018 By Trenna Ahlstrom   As I write this, everything beneath my chest is soaked through with water. I have a dunk tank, a yellow tennis ball, and a young man with a wicked throwing arm to thank for that. Discovery Ranch for Boys just concluded its August 2018 Fun Friday. It…

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Mental Health Disorder Help By Maia Christopherson   When someone becomes sick, they see their doctor in order to understand what is wrong with their body and how to get better. If they don’t take care of their body, their sickness can become worse and cause serious problems. We want our bodies to be healthy…

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Starting School Later Improves Teenagers’ Performance and Behavior By Contributor   Biological changes that teens experience during adolescents cause teens to be wired to stay up later and wake up later. This makes earlier start times for schools a real problem for most teenage students. Chronic sleep loss among teenagers has been associated with poor…

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