VANDALIA — Sam Ronicker, Director of Operation Rebirth, spoke at the Rotary Club of Vandalia on Thursday, Dec. 17 about this Christian boarding school located on a 17 acre working farm in St. Paris that seeks to build respect, relationships and responsibility.
The program is designed for young boys having problems adjusting to school, home and community life with the average stay at about 18 to 24 months at this year round school. Ronicker said one of the goals is to get the boy back to his home school so that he can graduate from that school.
About 10 boys are involved in the program which incorporates farm and animal management with a supervised dorm life build around a home environment and Christian principles with a curriculum administered by a full time teacher. The program is aided by 150 volunteers. For more infomation on Operation Rebirth, contact Ronicker at 663-5765.