The SavingTeens General Fund was formed in April of 2004 when parents of struggling teens realized that the help they were able to access for their child would prove to be prohibitively expensive for other struggling families.
The General Fund was developed to assist troubled teens and their families struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues. These teens need a long-term plan for recovery that includes extensive evaluation, intervention in the form of drug rehabilitation or a wilderness program, and education at a therapeutic boarding school.
The SavingTeens General Fund focus is to provide this comprehensive, multi-phase solution for their SavingTeens families.
In 2014, SavingTeens in Crisis Collaborative (SavingTeens) established the Thomas E. Bratter Scholarship Fund, a new fund initially financed by a donation from a charitable organization formed by friends, family and alumni of the John Dewey Academy. The Bratter Scholarships, administered by SavingTeens, will focus on supporting bright but troubled teens attending college preparatory therapeutic boarding schools with a strong emphasis on quality academics and a track record of sending their typical graduates to quality four year colleges.
Funding included a gift donated in memory of two beloved Honors graduates of the John Dewey Academy. The remaining funds were donated in recognition of the late Thomas E. Bratter and in support of his vision of helping bright but troubled teens use their potential to build a life of integrity and achievement.