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Alumni Support

Open Sky’s support of our students and families extends well beyond graduation. Committed to the continued growth and success of our alumni students and families, we offer a range of support and outreach services.

Dedicated Alumni Programs and Staff

After graduation, an Open Sky Transition Mentor and Alumni Communications Coordinator reach out via phone (two times in the first six months following graduation) to check in with the parents and find out how they and their child are doing. At any point after graduation, our Alumni Services Coordinator is available to help families navigate ongoing needs with informed referrals to Educational Consultants and mental health professionals throughout the country.

Weekly Support Calls

Every Monday, alumni parents are invited to call in for an open conference call with our Family Wellness Counselor. The call includes guided meditation, mindfulness exercises and an ongoing opportunity for parents to ask any questions, provide any comments or feedback, or ask for or offer support to one another. It’s a simple but effective way for families to reconnect with Open Sky and receive some extra support, as needed.

Alumni Parent Wellness Retreats

Open Sky offers Alumni Parent Wellness Retreats throughout the year in locations throughout the country such as northern and southern California, New York, Colorado, Georgia, and Illinois. Alumni Parent Wellness Retreats are intended to foster connections made at Open Sky, build upon skills acquired in the program, and provide learning opportunities for a lifetime of growth and success.  A typical retreat includes:

  • a one to two-day retreat led by our Family Services staff.
  • enriching topics to further personal and family development skills.
  • guided meditation, gentle yoga, nature activities, and wellness planning.
  • opportunities to deepen connections and build community among Open Sky alumni.

For Alumni Parent Wellness Retreat locations and dates, CLICK HERE.