Family Involvement in Our Program
Boise Girls Academy is a program for the whole family. Parent participation in scheduled Parent Weekends and support for the mentoring aspects of the program strongly determine the student’s success. Parents are welcome to email and/or call us and will receive progress reports. Keeping families informed and involved in the process is of the utmost priority.
After the first two weeks of self-evaluation, students are encouraged to write to whomever parents authorize on their correspondence weekly. This correspondence list will comprise of immediate family members (grandparents, parents, siblings). As your daughter progresses through the program, the mailing list may increase with additional approved role models.
During this crucial time in your daughter’s life, we ask that you contact her weekly through letters and/or cards. Thoughtful responses and non-judgmental feedback can be achieved through the careful choice of your words. Topics for your daughter’s letters and phone calls will be derived from issues she has revealed and also with the curriculum that Boise Girls Academy will have her face. PLEASE NOTE: Writing is a form of communication we use to build broken relationships with parents and immediate family members. Mail is NOT used for keeping up-to-date on current events.
Phone calls are allowed and encouraged, after a two week break at the beginning. Phone calls every other week to parents, siblings, and grandparents, 30 minutes in duration, are scheduled in advance by staff. Since much can be learned in regard to a resident’s progress by their interactions with parents on the phone, these phone calls are monitored and evaluated by staff.
Visits are allowed during our Parent Weekends, every other month (Friday evening until Sunday evening).
Please contact us at (208) 375-4636 for further information.