Blue Ridge Court School receives grant from Barton Foundation |

Blue Ridge Court School receives grant from Barton Foundation

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Blue Ridge Court School at the Juvenile Treatment Center in South Lake Tahoe, was awarded a $5,000 grant in August from the Barton Foundation.

The grant will help the program address mental health and substance use issues that are prevalent among students. These young people have overcome the effects of adverse childhood experiences that have created complex and serious mental health and related physical health issues. The Barton Foundation annually awards grants to nonprofit organizations.

Blue Ridge has served students in the Tahoe region and several other counties since 2004. The program serves more than 100 students per year.

Blue Ridge School is in a unique position to combine experiences, support and resources that are best practices for addressing the needs of the youth involved with the juvenile justice system. The focus is to provide the youth evidenced-based curriculum, resources, experiences, and support so they are better equipped to meet the challenges they face including mental and behavioral health, social and emotional capacity, academic achievement and substance use as well as life skills to transition successfully to adulthood.

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