THE GREENBRIER COMMUNITY
How We Create & Maintain a Culture of Empathy and Virtue
How does our aspirations program define the Greenbrier culture?
The entire culture of our supportive, connected community is built on our Aspirations Program.
At Greenbrier, your daughter will be part of a community of sisters and adults solely concerned with becoming and helping others to become more virtuous. She will be immersed in a culture where the Aspirations are ever-present in every aspect of her academic, therapeutic and social life at Greenbrier.
This culture of safe and nurturing group dynamics speaks directly to your daughter’s biological need for connectedness at this point in her life.
Girls take care of each other as a result of experiencing the emotionally rich relationships that result from practicing the Aspirations.
As we say here, “We’ll love you until you learn to love yourself.”
THE 5 ASPIRATIONS
RESPECT & GRATITUDE
COURTESY & COMPASSION
EMPATHY & FORGIVENESS
HUMILITY & HONOR
TRUST OF SELF AND OTHERS
THE ASPIRATIONS COUNCIL
An Aspirations Council exists at the Family Unit level as well as school wide. Both councils meet weekly for at least an hour.
The purpose of our Aspiration Council is:
To provide leadership training for Greenbrier students
To provide a school wide student voice that advises Greenbrier administrators about school policy, procedures, and activities
To help implement solutions as needed
To have student body leadership that leads the Aspirational culture at Greenbrier
To problem solve and recommend solutions for school wide challenges
To intervene with students who need encouragement, accountability and support when appropriate
The Family Unit Aspirations Council is led by your daughter’s Treatment Team. These smaller meetings allow each member of the Family Unit a chance to speak and all members to support any sister that needs assistance.
The school-wide Aspirations Council is led by appointed student representatives from each Family Unit and overseen by representatives from the academic, clinical and residential staff. The student representatives serve as leaders of the council for 2 months, allowing leadership opportunities to rotate within the community.