Cedar Canyon Adventure Program Residents Helping with Community Service Projects


Cedar Canyon Adventure Program
Youth in the Cedar Canyon Adventure Program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University have been spending time doing community service projects and have been picking up trash on several occasions near the Washington and Main Street area of Weatherford.

Cedar Canyon Adventure Program (CCAP) is a residential group home for adjudicated adolescent males and the residents have recently been involved in various community service projects in the Weatherford area.

Wes Warren, administrator for CCAP, said 16 males, ranging in ages from 16-18, will continue to participate in community service projects on the first and last Fridays of each month.

CCAP is sponsored by Southwestern Oklahoma State University through a contract with the Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA).   This unique partnership gives SWOSU students an opportunity to gain experience while completing their degree.  Internships and planned projects can be related to degrees in education, health-physical education, parks and recreation management, psychology, nursing, social work and criminal justice. 

Warren said there are various research opportunities for faculty and students.  All of the SWOSU efforts result in excellent program services provided to the OJA youth.  This partnership seeks to provide an enhanced educational experience for SWOSU students while improving the quality of life for the juveniles and their families as well as contributing to the community mission. 

To learn more about the SWOSU group homes, go to swosu.edu under quick links / adventure programs.