Mentoring Others

Mentoring Others

Stone Cook put his education into practice this summer at Shelterwood Academy in Independence, Missouri. Shelterwood is a faith-based Therapeutic Boarding School for at-risk teens. The residential treatment facility is founded on Christian principles and provides therapy to teenagers 12-17 who have patterns of substance abuse, anger and behavioral issues, and other concerns that negatively affect their lives and relationships with family and loved ones. Cook, of Kansas City, Missouri, is a Southeast Missouri State University senior psychology major with a minor in philosophy. He is a member of Shelterwood’s Direct Care Staff.

“My desire to work for Shelterwood came from my passion for kids and a calling from God to serve a group of kids that I had yet to consider helping,” Cook says.

Shelterwood Academy offers Cook the opportunity to serve at-risk youth.

“I’m essentially a mentor to the kids that are there, and I provide them with relationships and a voice to their parents, teachers and counselors,” he says.

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