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Introducing Our New Life Skills Classes

Introducing Our New Life Skills Classes

On River Time is thrilled to partner with Big Oak Ranch in support of their new "Ascend" program which serves former ranch kids who are now freshmen and sophomores in college. We have just concluded five weeks of "Life Skills" programming, designed to prepare these students for their future as successful adults. Our new "Life Skills" classes include topics such as interview skills, public speaking, etiquette, and business ethics. The highlight, though, was a trip to Earthborn Pottery, where owner, Tena Payne, showed the kids how to throw on the wheel and talked to them about hard work, patience, and persistence in art and life. Read below the excerpt from Ascend's director, Kelli Croyle, as she describes how that visit gave one...

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This Was Supposed to Be Our Scene Today

This Was Supposed to Be Our Scene Today

This was supposed to be our scene today... greeting the kids from Camp 1 at the airport. The nervousness combined with excitement is always palpable. Kids who have overcome so much adversity were about to experience one of the best weeks of their lives. Unfortunately, this day is different this year, thanks to COVID-19.

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