Mentoring at Springhouse

Hello, my name is Lotus Billand Yard, and I’m an 8th grader here at Springhouse Community School. Mentoring is a one-on-one meeting to discuss academic issues and personal problems that are happening in the student's life. I meet once a week with my mentor. I also meet with a small group of people once a week, these people are also people who are mentored by my mentor. We meet and do group exercises to build relationships. This community has helped me grow to be more comfortable with my body and my feelings. My mentor is Haley Leopold. Haley has been my mentor for almost two years, and I don't know what I would do without her. I am surprised how much I cry when we meet. There are a lot of th

My Independent Project at Springhouse: Creating a Street/Skate Wear Clothing Brand

One of my classes at Springhouse is Independent Project Studio. Springhouse is a project-based school, so kids have the freedom to pursue their passions. Some examples of student projects are photography, making pottery, dancing with aerial silks, and my own project: Creating a Street/Skate Wear Clothing Brand. My friend Ben and I are working on this clothing brand together. We design artwork and text to go onto tee shirts, and then we sell them. We came up with the name Masked and Dangerous, which is abbreviated as M.A.D. The brand is meant for teens and young adults who like fashion and streetwear. In the future, we will drop two releases of various items of clothing a year - one for sprin

What is Ridgelines?

Hello my name is Ben Pierce, and I'm a 9th grade student at Springhouse Community School. Ridgelines is a program at Springhouse to engage boys and provide them with guidance from young adults who are not their parents or teachers. It's a safe space to talk about their concerns and work through them and grow. It’s a program to find what is true, to challenge boys and ask them to take on responsibility, to develop boys into men that are strong, loving, respectful, creative, independent, and courageous. In Ridgelines we built a shelter down by the river at Spikenard Bee Sanctuary. We started by clearing the area with machetes and weed eaters. After that, we dug post holes and we cut a tree dow

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