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Here are some photos of a recent event at the academy where representatives from the Kentucky National Guard and Transportation Cabinet came and spoke to the guys about their future. They brought along with them some interactive exhibits regarding the effects that alcohol has on perception as well as the body. By wearing goggles that mimicked the effects […]
Recently a group of boys got a special reward. Several of our residents, who had exhibited good behavior over the past few weeks, were able to travel to Bowling Green to see the Hot Rods play. The Hot Rods are class A minor league team for the Tampa Bay Rays. The guys had a great […]
In the late 80’s early 90’s, Ted DiBiase was also known as the Million Dollar Man in the old organization WWF. At one time he was one of the highest paid wrestlers in the country. Today Ted, along with other former wrestlers, travels the country tell their story of where they came from, how they […]
Some of the guys from Foothills Academy went to a local high school to visit Reality Town. You’re probably wondering what that is. Well it’s a wonderful program to teach the youth about what to expect when they become adults. The guys went from booth to booth speaking with local companies who educated them about […]
Recently a small group of guys from Foothills Academy participated in the annual Lake Cumberland Clean Up day. They were one of several groups who worked together to collect 1,156 bags of trash, 268 old tires and plastic bottles along the shoreline and on public lands. How did our guys do individually? Well they managed to pull out […]
Recently the guys from Foothills Academy went off campus for a fun trip at Mountain View Baptist Camp. We appreciate them allowing us to come and use their facilities for the day. While there the boys were able to swim in the pool, play basketball, use their water slide, ping pong, corn hole and a […]
Everyone has their own traditions for July 4th. Most traditions involve a cookout and fireworks. No different with Foothills and Otter Creek but they do add one thing to the day, some games. It’s our versions of the Olympics where the boys are pitted against the girls in a bunch of different games, 17 to […]
Softball is a sport that is played through out the state of Kentucky during the summer. This year Foothills Academy decided to participate by putting in a team in a local church league. 10 young men were eligible to play. They play every Tuesday and Thursday, with an occasional double header. It’s a great outlet […]
It’s that time of year when schools are coming to a close and kids are moving on. That means graduations are happening in every community. Same applies to us at Foothills. Once again we are proud of the guys who worked hard in the classroom. This year we had 19 guys receive their GED and […]
Recently some of the guys from Foothills were able to take a break from their normal routine & school work, to take a trip to Bowling Green. Once there they took in a minor league baseball game featuring the hometown Hot Rods. Outings like this are a good time for all, but especially for some […]
In June Foothills Academy held a graduation ceremony for some of the boys. This year we had 12 young men obtained their GED’s and one who received his high school diploma. We are thrilled and excited for each of these young men who worked hard in school this past year to reach their goal. One […]
What a great morning at Foothills. Mike ‘The Machine’ Bruce came by with an inspirational message for the boys. One called Treasure, Trash, Treasure. He talked about how he was born a treasure, his life became trash and then he turned it back into a treasure. He was overwhelmed by the response of our young men […]
On Monday, May 27th, some members from Somerset Christian School boys soccer team came to Foothills Academy to host a soccer clinic for the boys. The soccer team enjoys giving their time to help others and upon learning of Foothills and our 72 residents the school team wanted to do something for the guys. They […]
Foothills is now offering a way for family members and social workers to participate in the weekly treatment team meetings via Skype. This will allow family members as well as the resident’s worker to have better idea of what the he is working through and to be aware of any issues that have arisen while in […]
Here at Foothills Academy we are making a difference in the lives of some of Kentucky’s at-risk youth. While the reason why the young men are here maybe a similar the attention and therapy they receive is designed for each client. One thing that each resident has an opportunity to take part in is the […]
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