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Olympic Academy at
A program that guides
youth towards positive
The Olympic Academy is a project of AADAP, Inc.
O LY M P I C A C A D E M Y
S E RV I C E S I N C L U D E :
• Substance abuse education, counseling, and
The O L Y M P I C A C A D E M Y is an academic/ • Educational Assessments
residential facility. It is a 16-bed facility that provides
• Educational services provided by an accredited
long-term (12-18 month) academic and self-devel-
opmental learning skills to youth ages 14-17.
• College preparatory services
The Olympic Academy is designed to be an intense • Life-skills education with emphasis placed
and comprehensive program with a mission to target on the attitude and behavioral responses
and design services for Asian and Pacific Islander to daily living.
youth. Within the 24-hour, 7-day/week structure,
youth are provided the lessons in which critical ADMISSION CRITERIA:
thinking skills are developed. Focus is placed on
personality development and identity formation in a The Olympic Academy is more appropriate for those
setting that cultural values are recognized and who have either accepted or proven to themselves
embraced. Day to day activities provide the opportunities that they cannot benefit from anything less intense
for youth to practice proactive analysis of complex than a residential treatment modality and need the
situations. Youth are given the tools needed to help inherent in a 24-hour residential program. The
explore their lives on a level that enables them to criteria for admission into the Olympic Academy is as
sharpen their communication skills, manage their follows:
emotions, and utilize conflict resolution tools. • Must be 14-17 years of age.
• Must not have a history of psychotic disorders.
Through a holistic approach, the program guides the
youth towards positive self-direction and motivation, • Must not have a history of uncontrollable
leadership development, and character development. violence.
Upon graduation, youth will have learned and developed • Must not have any communicable diseases.
the life skills that are necessary to live a productive life.
• Must have a substance abuse problem as
Growing up can pose difficulties that many youth defined by county drug abuse contracts.
need guidance to be able to make the transition to
adulthood. During this critical time of maturity and The Olympic Academy does not discriminate in the
development, youth are faced with ethnic identity delivery of services due to race, religion, ethnicity,
conflicts that determines who they are and who they sex, sexual preference, disability or ability to pay.
will ultimately become as adults.
Upon graduation from the program, youth will be The Olympic Academy is funded in part by the Asian
transformed into confident young adults with Fund, County of Los Angeles Alcohol and Drug
knowledge, skills, and a set of values that they will Programs Administration, United Way, and private
be able to utilize throughout their entire lives. donations and fundraising.