CLUBS & SERVICE AT UINTA ACADEMY
A 2001 survey of more than 50,000 high school students found that those who participated in extracurricular activities had higher levels of social, emotional, and healthy behavior than students who did not participate. We’ve found that exposing students to different activities enriches their lives and augments their therapeutic and academic progress.
The students pursue their interests or explore new activities through participation in clubs. Each club is held for 16 weeks so they can experience different clubs over the course of the year. The clubs are a way for them to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and have fun! Our clubs are
- Culinary Arts Club
- Photography Club
- Speech and Drama Club
- Dance Club
- Literature Club
- Arts and Crafts Club
- Sports and Games Club
- Singing Club
Taking part in community service teaches compassion, and empathy, and helps teens feel connected to their community. Teens feel good about themselves as they reach out to others and realize they can make a difference. The teens perform meaningful service at the senior center, assisted living center, food bank, animal shelter, vet clinic, and the annual Multiple Sclerosis Fun Run. The teens also keep their community clean through roadway trash pickup and city park cleanup. Individual girls are encouraged to perform small acts of service in the home or with their neighbors. Being able to recognize opportunities to assist others helps them have satisfying relationships at home and in the community.
"Uinta is where I learned how to be me."