Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) September 09, 2012
ANASAZI Foundation, a nonprofit outdoor behavioral healthcare provider based in Mesa, Arizona, today announced it is offering college credit for students and instructors participating in its 42-day therapeutic wilderness programs. The credits are made possible through ANASAZI’s partnership with Blueprint Education and Feather River College, a California institution fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
“We’re excited to make these credits available to our youth and young adult students,” said ANASAZI Foundation president Mike Merchant. “College accreditation for our ANASAZI Way curriculum has been a dream for quite some time, and we’re grateful to Blueprint and Feather River College for helping to make this a reality.”
Those electing to participate in ANASAZI’s college program may receive up to seven credits, including three credit hours for Principles of Outdoor Recreation, three for Outdoor Recreation Leadership, and a single-credit course in Intermediate Backpacking. To give students the greatest flexibility, each six-week course follows a continuous-flow schedule that allows for open enrollment and exit.
Teenage students may receive the college credits concurrently as they earn up to four high-school credits available through the program. Members of ANASAZI’s direct-care staff may also receive college hours while working as program instructors.
“For many years, it has been our privilege to help young people find direction in their lives,” said ANASAZI founder Ezekiel Sanchez. “It is truly a gift that they can now use their ANASAZI coursework to advance their post-high school education.”
ABOUT ANASAZI FOUNDATION
ANASAZI Foundation is a nonprofit (501c3), nationally recognized, licensed, and JCAHO-accredited behavioral healthcare provider. ANASAZI's menu of services includes a 42-day wilderness-based treatment program for youths ages 12-17 (including those often labeled as “troubled teens”) and young adults ages 18-25, as well as parenting workshops, leadership and marriage courses, outpatient counseling, and community drug awareness and education forums. Visit http://www.anasazi.org for more information.