Morill, ME (PRWEB) October 2, 2009
Maine's Senator, Susan M. Collins, an advocate for children, recently visited Ironwood Maine and toured the facility with Rod and Marion Rodrigue, Ironwood Maine Chairman/CEO and President/Director respectively.
During the extensive tour, the Senator was able to interact with the residents. The residents readily shared with her some of their learning experiences. In some instances, residents talked about their ability to work together as reporters, news columnists and photographers to produce a bi-monthly newsletter that that showcases events, people, programs as well as shared experiences.
One particular spot on the tour was a favorite - the Sugar Shack. Ironwood Maine residents built the sugar shack, tapped the maple trees, collected the sap and boiled it out, ready for bottling. The Sugar Shack project helped the teens build self-confidence, see a project from start to finish, and create a deep sense of accomplishment. View the Ironwood Maine Sugar Shack Video Here
About Ironwood Maine:
Ironwood Maine is a residential treatment center committed to helping families in crisis with troubled teens. We trust the teens and families we treat to share our commitment to generating successful, rewarding outcomes. Our aim is to assess and treat the causes of unruly behavior, while providing self-esteem building activities and life-enriching experiences along with academic studies. We strive to reunite youth and their families through clinical therapy, discipline, hard work, and shared experiences in a safe, secure, and therapeutic learning environment. For more information on the program call 877-342-2463 or go to Ironwood Maine.