The Academy gives residents the opportunity to focus, set and achieve goals, build confidence, and discover new interests. It offers residents a clear educational path with the ability to enroll in courses, explore new hobbies and interests, and become part of the community. The Academy supports residents with a dedicated support staff and enables them to learn, grow, and discover their true passions in life.
Shu is a self-described can-do girl, giving residents the space to realize they are smart and have potential. She wants to build self esteem and confidence in them to do whatever is their calling.
Each resident gets a personal educational assessment whether he chooses to continue with Gray Wolf Academy as an elective or not. The assessment gathers information about the resident’s educational background and personal interests, aspirations, and goals. Our instructors also ask about any work experience and learning disabilities and will sometimes reach out to previous schools to create a comprehensive, highly personalized education plan.
Gray Wolf Academy offers several classes to help residents learn vital skills and manage the challenges of daily life, including Nutrition, Personal Finances, and Time and Health Management. These classes are optional but highly recommended, and over 75% of Gray Wolf residents take multiple classes. Instructors also offer individual support with resume creation, job searches, and interview preparation.
“I believe everything they have done matters. Somewhere along the line they think it doesn’t, but it does. It matters—they matter.”
Susan “Shu” De Lapp, CDP, BSc, MSEd – Director of Education
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