Birthday Blessings

- Written by Haley Leopold, Springhouse Lead Teacher - There is a tradition we have at Springhouse that I hold close to my heart. For each birthday, whether a staff member's or a student's, we gather for a birthday blessing, during which we sing and each member of our learning community shares something they love about the person. It is a special moment where we are able to celebrate someone and they receive love from the peers and adults in their life. There is often laughter, sometimes tears, and always a lot of gratitude. Having been a part of the Springhouse community for over three years, it's these moments that I treasure the most. They so clearly demonstrate the love that fuels everyt

The History of Incarceration of People With Mental Illness

- Written by Tatiana Alba, 9th Grade Springhouse Learner - American society has always had a complicated relationship with people who have mental illnesses. Mentally ill individuals have historically been viewed as subhumans incapable of feeling, idiotic lunatics, dangerous, morally corrupt, and much more. In this paper, I will be going through the history of incarceration of the mentally ill through many different forms leading up to the present day incarceration of individuals with mental illness in prisons and jails and the relation of recidivism for previously incarcerated individuals with a mental illness. The incarceration of people with mental illness in America goes back many centuri

Springhouse is More Than a School

- Written by Cheryl Utley, Springhouse Spanish Instructor and Adult Programming Participant - Springhouse is more than a school. Springhouse is a learning environment Where the “real world” Meets the classroom In an innovative dance of tradition and development. Springhouse is a community, Ready to love Right here and now While resolutely striving and collaborating For all that can be And will be. Springhouse is a vision, A vision of wholeness of connection, of presence and purpose. Springhouse is alive, Always evolving, Expanding, Serving more, With ever-increasing clarity and awareness. Springhouse is an invitation, To deepen, To enrich, To love, To find an authentic path Among fellow seek

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