White Salmon Academy and CultureSeed have partnered to address the social/emotional health of students through outdoor exploration and positive student adult connection.
CultureSeed offers Peer Circles to CultureSeed program participants.
The White Salmon Academy: CultureSeed offers mental health counseling at the school twice a week. The White salmon Academy is an option for students who need a high school setting that allows flexibility and a viable pathway to obtain a high school diploma. Many White Salmon Academy youth also participate in other CultureSeed initiatives.
Peer Circles: CultureSeed has partnered with local facilitator and volunteer Erik Larson, trained through ManKind Project, to offer monthly young men’s circles. Kika Kielpinska offers monthly young women’s circle and was trained through the School of Lost Borders. These peer circles allow youth to tap into emotional content in a safe and contained space. Facilitators are also invited to join youth during seasonal overnights to create these familiar circles.