Congratulations Phoenix Academy Graduates!

The class of 2022 from the Phoenix Academy graduated three students in early June, and we extend a huge congratulations to them!

This school, located next to the YMCA art building in Downtown Frederick off Church Street, was established in 2018. The school serves students who are recovering from substance use disorders. By providing a sober environment for youth to thrive, the students can strengthen their recovery by distancing themselves from any persons or situations that may trigger a relapse allowing them to focus on their education.

The Phoenix Academy was recently awarded a $20,000 Capacity Building Grant from the Ausherman Family Foundation to expand its services through an Alternative Peer Group (APG). This program will engage youth that are in the beginning of their recovery journey through afterschool and weekend sober programming. Participants will be Phoenix Recovery Academy students and students from local public high schools.

The APG program model was created to address the emotional, psychological, spiritual and social needs of teens struggling with substance use issues. This unique program model integrates the important peer connection while providing tools for lifelong recovery skill building tools through intervention, support, education, accountability, and family involvement.

The Ausherman Family Foundation supports the critical work of the academy to save young peoples’ lives by offering a safe space where high school student early in recovery can spend their afterschool and Saturday evening time in a sober, recovery-focused, environment.

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