Relationships and Responsibility
Hillcrest Academy involves the community as much as possible to develop our students’ values of relationship building, community building and responsibility. During the past five years, students volunteered over 20,000 hours to community organizations and faith-based groups that were selected to allow students to work hand-in-hand with other volunteers, while developing respect, empathy and compassion.
Community Advisory Board
The mission of the Community Advisory Board (CAB) is to enhance the success of Hillcrest youth through the development of organizational relationships, establishment of mutually beneficial business partnerships and increased community awareness.
Members of the CAB provide their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge and perspectives; their connections to local, national and international resources, colleagues and peers; their philanthropic support and their time and energy to support the mission and vision of Hillcrest Academy.
Demonstration Lab Project with University of Cincinnati
Hillcrest Academy is the site of a Demonstration Lab in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, which is on the forefront of evidence-based practices and principles of effective intervention. The Demonstration Lab is designed to provide a venue for Rite of Passage employees and UC students to learn the essentials of evidence-based treatment, and (more broadly) to foster awareness of evidence-based practices to the corrections community.
This partnership reflects our commitment to provide calibrating services to youth, implement effective interventions with juvenile populations, and continue learning and research. The Demonstration Lab will promote program innovation while sustaining high fidelity services for youth, families and communities.