Heal and Belong before you can Hear and Thrive

We have become keenly aware of two things--1.  Our approach to accepting every kid right where they are in life has gathered an enormous group of kids who have suffered trauma and we needed training to responsibly address that. 2.  We also became keenly aware of how the combination of training we sought is transformational to all kids (even the kid whose life seems completely together and they still come here to find a place to belong and a community to be part of). Therefore, we have gathered an incredible team to continue developing a program that both stands on its own as well as is capable of seeping into the current programs we have--both approaches having incredible impact and value.  We are calling these programs Rebalance.  Rebalance will be delivered through multiple activities.   These activities currently include obstacle courses, skateboarding, and virtual connections.  We are working to develop programs in the areas of Video/Media production, art, home construction, and creative construction. We are also exploring the options of developing courses in the areas of yoga, music, and vehicle mechanics.

This program helps kids heal from many issues which is a MUST. Every kid needs to heal and belong before they can hear and thrive.


  • 12 Sessions for 100 minutes each
  • Utilizing TWO Best Practice & Evidenced-Based Programs:
    • TBRI—Helping Kids who have been hurt to rebuild trust in adults
    • Round Tables—facilitating discussion about character traits like honesty, resilience
  • Staff trained and certified in both Best Practice programs


  • Jeff Neel—Vision & Direction
  • Megan Packard (Masters in Therapeutic Recreation)—Program Director
  • Zac Valdez & Nigel Kucera—Coaches
  • Nate Cole—Grants & Strategic Partnerships
  • Jared Nelson—Scholarship Development
  • Dr. Josh Packard—Sociology Research & Evaluation of program outcomes


  • Reach 1000 kids/year with program
  • Utilize UNC teacher interns
  • Increase funding to reach needed population
  • Improve facilities & offerings
  • Gather research on impact of program
  • Develop summer camps
  • Establish relationships with judges
  • Create opportunities for program graduates to become junior coaches to give back to their community

For questions or more information email Megan Packard or call (970) 353-1231.