Programs

The programs at Brother’s Keeper seek to discover each individual’s unique gifts and abilities, assist these individuals as they fine-tune these gifts and abilities into a skill set, and equip them to engage with the community by using these skills to serve others, thereby enabling them to experience success and satisfaction.

Classes feature functional academics so that enrolled adults may enhance their thinking skills and computer skills, while being exposed to integrated therapy concepts.  The program trains in social and community awareness, vocational skills, cooking skills, and more.  Besides the program’s educational component, it provides education about nutrition and physical fitness to enable these adults to lead healthy lifestyles.  Finally, the adults build a community through social activities.  Overall the programs strive to provide these adults with productive and meaningful challenges.

 

Educational and Enrichment Programs including but not limited to the following:

  1. Functional Academics– Reading, writing, money, maps with the goal of continued development and practice of basic skills at each participant’s appropriate level
  2. Computer Lab – Online, icon, and keyboarding skills provided through educational software programs to reinforce and provide variety in learning opportunities
  3. Basic Job Skills – Providing opportunities for participants to further develop skills through practice and discovery as outlined in Individualized Plan goals
  4. Social Awareness and Etiquette – Providing experience and relevant settings for participants to practice and demonstrate appropriate social skills and etiquette with peers and others
  5. Physical Exercise and Health – Providing daily physical exercise with necessary adaptations for safety and success; Providing educational opportunities to further participant’s understanding of choices impacting their general health and wellness
  6. Cooking and Nutrition – Providing opportunities through meal and snack time for participants to experience and work toward the goals from their Individualized Plan
  7. Daily Life Skills – Offering learning in life skills within the realm of a school or work day
  8. Art and Leisure – Providing opportunity to explore options and expand skills
  9. Vocational – Preparing the participants with skills to create business enterprises on campus
  10. Devotions and Bible Lessons – Incorporating the Faith Statement in all activities while dedicating specific daily time for devotions, grace before mealtime, and prayers

 

Therapies:
Some therapies may be provided at a program level to all participants. Others may be unique and supported at the individual level.

  1. Speech Therapy
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Music Therapy
  4. Therapeutic Horseback Riding
  5. Physical Therapy
  6. Art Therapy
  7. Recreational Therapy

 

Business and Social Enterprises:
Coaching, supervision, and assistance is tailored to the participant’s skill level. Revenues generated are redirected right back into the program.

  1. Horticulture
  2. Jewelry creation
  3. Baking – cookies, dog biscuits
  4. Candle making
  5. Food packaging
  6. Ceramics and handcrafts
  7. Greeting Cards
  8. Dog Toys

BK Corner

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We are delighted to announce the opening of our online store, BK Corner. Our participants work very hard and take great pride in the items they make. All proceeds from these items go directly back into the program. Visit our shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrothersKeeperTN

Nondiscrimination Policy:
Brother’s Keeper admits program attendees of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to program attendees.  Its application procedures and daily operations do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.