Reseda, California (PRWEB) September 16, 2013
The Discovery House is pleased to announce its selection of Bertrand Elementary School as the recipient of a $5,000 donation. McKay and Tom Whiting, founders of The Discovery House, announced the donation to the Reseda school last week.
In a letter to the school principal, Esta Herman, a representative from The Discovery House encouraged the work that teachers and staff are doing at the school, and made the connection between education and drug and alcohol prevention. "Education is of particular importance to The Discovery House, as studies show that individuals who drop out of high school are more likely to engage in cigarette use, alcohol use, marijuana use, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, and use of illicit drugs (SAMHSA)."
Bertrand school officials plan to use the funds to purchase new computers. As the use of technology becomes more common in education, it is necessary for schools like Bertrand to keep their equipment up to date. Technology in the classroom will provide students with a more engaged learning experience, and help them develop the tools to function in a society that is based on technology.
Principal Esta Herman thanked The Discovery House for their support.
"Thank you so much for the wonderful contribution to Bertrand Elementary School," Principal Herman said. "Your generous check will fund much needed technology so that our teachers can support the educational program for our students. I applaud your commitment to education for students and adults."
The Discovery House's Tom Whiting firmly believes that support from organizations and businesses like hers are vital to the structure of the community. Schools and youth programs are often under-supported and help from the community can ensure schools become better equipped to teach students.
"We hope that The Discovery House's donation will be one small step toward providing Bertrand Elementary teachers with the additional tools needed to keep young students engaged in their education," said Tom.
The Discovery House is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Reseda, California. The center works with clients from the neighborhood and nearby communities who are suffering with substance abuse addiction. The Discovery House offers a variety of programs, each designed to meet the individual's recovery needs.
Programs offered at The Discovery House include 12 step programs, family therapy, art therapy, psychodrama therapy, yoga therapy, and nutritional therapy. The Discovery House is "working today for a better tomorrow," which is shown through the center's professional treatment of patients, as well as its support of its community.
For more information about the Discovery House and its programs, visit http://www.thediscoveryhouse.com/.
The Discovery House is licensed by the State of California as a residential treatment facility, but is not licensed to perform medical services. While we strive to provide the highest degree of recovery and treatment care, the Discovery House does not offer medical services.