The Makana Way

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The Cause

We are on an apathy-killing, industry-rattling mission to create powerful leaders of teens who are finding their way. We are a nonprofit organization to ensure that our boss never becomes “quarterly returns” or an arm’s-length group of investors. Instead, we answer to the long-term success of our students and their families. Every decision, investment, and effort we make must directly impact positive outcomes. Our mandate, therefore, is to continually improve our ability to help young people heal from whatever wounds they’ve suffered and awaken their intrinsic drive to succeed.

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Collaborative Approach

We hold ourselves accountable while helping each other achieve results. We take pride in our work. we do not believe in the outdated ‘command and control’ business mindset. We believe in teamwork and collaboration. We value one another’s input and evaluate everything in terms of client outcomes. There is no hierarchy when it comes to great ideas, innovation, and organizational growth. Results rule the day at Makana. If this inspires you, Bring your “A Game” and let’s talk!

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Every position within Makana adds value to our mission to heal the family unit. We invest heavily in our team and expect them to invest in us. The return? Constantly delivering unparalleled growth in our clients — creating evidence of what’s possible. It makes sense that the benefits of working for Makana match our industry-leading standards of care:
Competitive Salary Extensive Training Health Insurance Paid Time Off Dental Insurance Bonus Structure Matching Savings Plan Fun, Friendly, Positive Atmosphere Meaningful Career Opportunities.

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General Inquiries

We’re eager to hear your story and discuss how Makana might be a good fit for your family.

Utah Department of Human Services
Utah State Board of Education
California Department of Education
Post Adoption Service
Greenwood Associates