Many of our students have developed a short sighted view of their “world.” Providing service to others helps expand their views and perspective of the world around them. There is an incredible psychological power in offering help and service to others. Volunteering helps remind us about the importance of looking outside of ourselves and giving back to those in need.
Volunteering is a significant component of our program. Solstice students participate in community service each week. Some of the organizations we work with include: The Green Urban Lunch Box, Ogden Nature Center, the Christmas Box House (children who are victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment), Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Special Olympics Utah, Salt Lake City Marathon, along with various other entities. To help instill the value of taking pride in their own immediate community, our students volunteer at Solstice’s equine facility as well as completing various projects on our campus.