J BAR J BOYS RANCH VOCATIONAL PROGRAMMISSION STATEMENT
Facilitating Positive Change for YouthA residential treatment program for adjudicated teen boys, providing an opportunity to restructure thinking, succeed academically, and grow in responsibility. J5 offers short-term stabilization, assisting boys on parole or probation to move to lesser level of support by teaching intervention and de-escalation skills. Both are served through the J Bar J Learning Center, an on-site, private alternative school program contracted with the Bend-La Pine School District, which offers a diploma track and GED preparation and testing. They work to increase grade level and re-engage students in the learning process.
WHAT CAN YOUR DONATIONS DO?
The newest initiative, a vocation school for The Learning Center, which will be breaking ground soon on the Boys Ranch property. By provid- ing vocational training in addition to a strong academic curriculum, the opportunity for gainful employment increases. Meaningful employment reduces the likelihood of engaging in criminal behavior and the training helps to build a workforce. Because boys, students from low-income families, and those who have been in the juvenile justice system are shown to benefit most from strong vocational programs, this program is a natural fit. Your donation will help boys who have made poor choices build a brighter future and to become contributing members of the community.
$100 Tools for engine repair
$250 Software for educational modules
$500 Woodworking tools
$1,000 Building materials
$2,100 Eye/face wash station