We believe that no child can be truly lost to us until
we give up on them. We have made it a practice in the past to
take a child that everyone else says is hopeless and have found
great rewards in helping them achieve their rightful/true potential.
For some children, their potential may be mainstream in a regular
classroom, for others, it is overcoming great personal obstacles
and reaching far beyond original expectations. We believe that
all children, no matter their current station in life, find
their own path to self-fulfillment and a meaningful place in
society given our time, encouragement, and support. We believe
that an environment with strong role models utilizing nurturing
actions will help foster this growth and aid the children to
make changes within themselves.
Educational Philosophy Needs
We believe that education is an extremely important part of
the clients' development both in and out of a school setting.
We realize that some children are likely to choose a traditional
high school and college education while others may want the
General Education Degree or vocational school approach. Education
can open up many opportunities as well as provide life skills
for their future financial support. We encourage education
as part of the individual client's goal setting and provide
support for this important function. We provide or arrange
for tutoring as needed.
FSR encourages recreational involvement and therefore incorporates
a myriad of recreational and athletic activities into its total
treatment environment. These activities are implemented to introduce
the youth to meaningful leisure-time pursuits in order to provide
outlet for energy and for direction of feelings such as anxiety,
anger, etc., and to develop sportsmanship and teamwork. Good,
positive role-modeling is essential throughout these programs
so that clients experience completion, accept challenges, and
strive to have fun while developing their minds and bodies