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Cal Farley's Boys Ranch residents and alumni share their experiences

Cal Farley’s youth pursues rocketry achievement

Cal Farley’s youth pursues rocketry achievement

BOYS RANCH – Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch is home to innovative therapeutic approaches and cutting-edge learning programs. And, on Saturday, Boys Ranch Rocketry Club member Rene, used what she’s learned at Cal Farley’s to see if she could reach new heights with a nearly nine-foot-long rocket she’s designed, built and tested. Based on the flight simulations Rene…

Cal Farley’s youth returned to present projects in annual ‘maker faire’

Cal Farley’s youth returned to present projects in annual ‘maker faire’

AMARILLO – Youth from Cal Farley’s flagship campus presented their technological skills Saturday at a nationally sponsored event created to feature the contributions made to society through technological innovation. Participating in their second year, youth in Cal Farley’s Community-as-Lab program displayed some of their projects at the Barnes & Noble Mini-Maker Faire from 11 a.m. to 4…

Cal Farley’s residents to showcase projects in annual ‘maker faire’

Cal Farley’s residents to showcase projects in annual ‘maker faire’

AMARILLO – Residents of Cal Farley’s flagship campus will showcase their technological prowess Saturday at a nationally sponsored event designed to highlight the contributions made to society by creative technological expression. Participants in Cal Farley’s Community-as-Lab program will display their projects at the Barnes & Noble Mini-Maker Faire from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at…

Community-as-lab Youth empowered to apply classroom concepts to real life

Community-as-lab Youth empowered to apply classroom concepts to real life

CAN AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY BE A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT? In 2010, Cal Farley’s staff pondered how residents could extend science and arts learning outside the classroom. As they heal emotional wounds, youth also could develop hands-on skills to use in their future lives. The result was the development of the Community-as-Lab program. “Community-as-Lab is an effort…

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