Trust Phase By Maia Christopherson   This post is the fifth post in a six-part series discussing Discovery Ranch for Girls (DRG) Phases of Change. In this post, we’ll discuss the fourth phase: Trust. A Natural Progression Trust is the natural extension of Duty and Justice. This is true at Discovery Ranch for Girls, and

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

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

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