Otter Creek Campus is committed to providing a safe environment for youth that encourages and promotes changes in values and behavior. We believe that change is best accomplished through collaborative efforts from the youth, the family, the community and the dedicated staff.
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Well it has been a crazy last 3 weeks in Kentucky. Snow, turning to warm temperatures only to see snow come back and with a vengeance in some parts of the state. Just a few short fews ago things were much brighter at Otter Creek when we held career day for the girls. We brought in […]
You may recall recently a story about the girls at Otter Creek and their art work in art class. Well last month we decided to take the girls on a field trip to visit an art studio. The teachers at our school loaded up the girls and took them to Berea. There they were able to […]
Some of the girls on campus recently held a book fair. It was part of a reading project from their English teacher. Each student had a book to read, do a project (including a book review along with a poster or poem or book cover.), and be ready to answer questions from staff. At the book […]
Wayne County Schools provide us with teachers and a principle at Otter Creek, and they do a terrific job. They try to expose the girls to as many things as they can. Being a small school, typically around 38 on most days, the teachers do an excellent job of offering the basics and other special […]
Well we are at the halfway point of January 2015 and I wonder, how are your new year’s resolutions holding up so far? Some have had to give up already and others are holding on strong whatever those resolutions may be. For many, it is to eat better and get more exercise. Luckily for the […]
Each year the a group of girls from Otter Creek take a trip to the Galilean Home. The Galilean Home is a non-profit ministry located in Liberty, Kentucky. Their mission is to serve by caring for children and young adults, all having their own special need of care. Founded by Jerry and Sandy Tucker, their […]
Who doesn’t love all the candy and sweets that accompany Christmas and the Holiday Season? If you have teenagers/children in your home then you know they do. So every year we take time to have the youth at Foothills and Otter Creek make candy of their own. It is always a time that everyone enjoys. […]
There are a lot of ways someone can express who they are or what they are feeling. Many times those expressions are a much needed release. A release from stress, anger or a release from our past to start a new future. You can see it in works of art, literature or even how someone […]
This year the girls at Otter Creek decided to do something special for the staff. They created and made their own Christmas tree ornaments for everyone. Taking a team exercise and producing a gift was fun for all. Each person doing their part produced memorable gifts for all the staff. During the holidays being away […]
Recently the girls at Otter Creek had a very interesting lesson. They learned about banned books. Each day for a week they heard authors of banned books discuss the importance of reading. In addition to that they read and listened to excerpts from different banned books like: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry […]
One of the many thing we try to do at Otter Creek is prepare the young ladies in our care for life after leaving our program. Specifically when they turn 18 and are adults. You know of our success this year of graduating 14 girls with their high school diploma and 1 girl obtained her […]
Something that we do with the girls at Otter Creek is we hand out awards every 9 weeks. Naturally while we are working with the teens to help them over come the issues they are dealing with, we want to be encouragers. One way is to give out awards to the girls who have reach […]
One of the things we want the girls here to experience is helping others. Through out the year we do a variety of community service projects giving them various experiences. Over the years one has seemed to always make an impact on the girls and that is volunteering at a local nursing home. In the […]
Recently the girls had an interesting school project. Each girl was given a baby to take care of for 24 hours. They were responsible for changing, feeding, burping, clothing and over all care of their baby. If they need to go somewhere and couldn’t take the baby with them they had to find someone else […]
Earlier this year a local artist, Pat Ritter, was awarded a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women to do an art project with the girls here are Otter Creek. We were thrilled to have Pat come recently to work with the girls. She had a project tied around our residents making a trellises. Her […]
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