Makana is a non-proﬁt dream-team of experienced professionals who have come together to create a better way to help our youth in crisis. We begin with a core belief in the potential of every human and a view that hardship can be a catalyst to greatness. We’re here to create a different, better opportunity for our future generations.
Our “CONTINUUM OF CARE” is a series of integrated challenges that offer life-long learning and progress. We are pioneering new methods of Immersive Therapy and Experiential Learning to help young people ﬁnd their place in this world. We’ve begun with an adolescent program based in Roosevelt, Utah with a young adult program scheduled to launch in fall 2020.
Makana Leadership Academy is comprised of a highly specialized, multi-disciplinary dream-team of professionals. We have come together to build our collective dream of building a new and better approach to helping our future generations.
Most programs facilitate a “levels system” that only results in behavior change while they’re in the system.
PASSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Many long-term care programs struggle with apathetic staff and students—a disengaged mind doesn’t learn. This leaves their graduates prey to too many external influences too soon.
Many youth go from program to program indeﬁnitely. Children are left feeling abandoned and check out. Sadly, this leads to a prevailing attitude that some people cannot be helped, and lifelong therapy is to be expected.
Youth frequently get transitioned from program to program with conﬂicting methods and mixed messages. Students who have experienced this often communicate abandonment trauma and a sense of worthlessness.
LITTLE TRAINING OR PROGRESS AT HOME
Parent and family support is either left out of the equation or offered as general support. Other positive home relationships are typically not even acknowledged.
CONTENT WITH STATUS QUO
New learning and therapy models are slow to be adopted or dismissed as “unproven”, despite mounting evidence that so many traditional methods are not working.
THE BAR IS SET FAR TOO LOW
Most programs simply aim to keep youth out of trouble.
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