Phases of Change, 4 of 6 – Justice Phase

Monday, 10 September 2018 by

Justice Phase By Maia Christopherson   This is the fourth post in a six-post series discussing Discovery Ranch for Girls’ Phases of Change. In this post, we’ll discuss the third phase: Justice.   Beyond Duty We have already explored the importance of Duty.  Understanding that we have responsibilities and obligations in life is part of growing

Phases of Change, 3 of 6 – Duty Phase

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 by

Duty Phase By Maia Christopherson This series has been exploring the Phase System used to track students’ progress at Discovery Ranch for Girls (DRG). The strength of DRG’s phase system lies in its ability to both describe each student’s actual, lived experience at Discovery Ranch, and also teach a valuable lesson about the ways we

By Maia Christopherson   The Phases Program at Discovery Ranch for Girls (DRG) mirrors the phases of motivational change that people experience throughout their lives. The basic question behind every phase is, “When you do the right thing, why do you do it?” When a student begins their time at DRG, they work on their

Phases of Change, 1 of 6

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 by

By Maia Christopherson This is part 1 of 6 in a series about our Phases of Change. Many programs use levels systems to help students keep track of their progress. Sometimes, these levels are based on numbers. Other times, the levels are based on virtues which the program wants young people to adopt or a