Young Men’s Committee of Phoenix House Career Academy Craft “Head In The Clouds”

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Phoenix House Career Academy drug rehab clients work on the Head In The Clouds projectPhoenix House Career Academy‘s Young Men’s Committee (YMC) are one of many groups of volunteers participating in the construction of the “Head In The Clouds Pavilion,” a structure installed during the summer’s FIGMENT Arts Festival on Governors Island. Citizens all across Brooklyn and New York City joined to help donate empty water bottles and milk jugs and to help build the pavilion for all festival goers to enjoy. The sculpture’s construction began in Dumbo in mid-April, and continued thru completion and transport in early June. The Head in the Clouds Pavilion is a 40’x18’x15′ cloud shaped structure made of aluminum, wood, and 53,780 recycled plastic bottles – the number of plastic bottles disposed of in New York City in an hour.  The pavilion will house a seated area, an events stage, and serve as a community meeting site for more than 200,000 visitors attending  this year’s arts events on Governors Island. Our clients are thrilled and astounded to participate in such a unique art project, designed by Studio Klimoski Chang Architects. The Young Men’s Committee of Phoenix House Career Academy are very active in local community outreach, always willing to lend a hand, exhibit positive behavior within the treatment community, and promote recovery. This project also encourages recycling efforts and environmental awareness to Phoenix House clients and staff.

Phoenix House Career Academy’s residential substance abuse treatment program provides treatment services for men using an evidence-based approach to addiction treatment and a strength-based, holistic view of recovery. Our team consists of highly skilled clinicians who provide assessment, individual and group counseling, case management, and discharge planning. We are committed to giving our clients the education and job skills necessary to excel in the workplace, as well as the strength and renewed self-esteem to live successful, drug-free lives.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at our Phoenix House Career Academy, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888 671 9392. 

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