At Cherry Gulch, we believe that character development is paramount to growth, success and happiness. Dr. Martin Luther King said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-that is that goal of true education.” In order to bring these words to life at Cherry Gulch, we have created a curriculum that encompasses all of the major therapeutic modalities that we use at our school. These modalities support in the personal development of each of our boys, aiding them in their journey to self-discovery and greatness. Some of these modalities include: The RULER Approach to Emotional Literacy, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, The Feelings Words Curriculum, Mindset, Grit, The Seven Paths, The Hero’s Journey, The Anatomy of Peace, and Social Thinking. The goal of this course is to teach each of the boys that character does matter, leadership is important and that remaining focused, values-centered and goal driven is the key to success.