There is no denying that Chrysalis is located in a small town (which happens to only be an hour north from what National Geographic considers to be the 7th best ski town in the world), but unless you’ve lived in a small town you probably aren’t familiar with the incredible benefits of small town life. Chrysalis has a strong and friendly reputation in Eureka. Community organizations love to see our students involved in their work, which happens often.
Currently, there are six Chrysalis students attending the public high school. These are students who have been at Chrysalis for at least a full academic semester and have applied to their treatment team for this next step. This allows the girls to do things like go to prom, or join a sports team. We currently have a Chrysalis student on the golf, softball, and track teams! We also have students who regularly volunteer at the animal shelter and others who participate in local church services. Students also attend school events and athletic competitions, concerts, and even overnight college visits through the public school. Though we are an all girls school, students who attend the public high school are interacting with boys on a daily basis; some students have chosen to go on dates. All of these opportunities allow students to practice the skills they’re learning in a more typical, real life environment. And it helps them prepare to transition to home or college.
Eureka may be small, but there are numerous opportunities for students to intern or volunteer in the community. We are proud to have so many unique local options for our students in our small but mighty town. What might they do next?