Where Education and Recovery Go Hand in Hand
The Raymond J. Lesniak, Experience Strength & Hope Recovery High School is a unique partnership between Prevention Links, one of New Jersey’s leading non‐profits focused on substance abuse prevention, and the award winning Union County Vocational Technical School district. Rooted in the belief that education is the great equalizer, our mission is to create an environment where education and recovery go hand and hand.
At E.S.H., the difference is in the curriculum. Our curriculum has been developed within the framework of the Common‐Core Standards established by the New Jersey State Department of Education and the guidance of the Pursuit of Happiness Organization, leading experts in the field of positive psychology. The Pursuit of Happiness™ curriculum focuses on increasing our students’ social and emotional skills, while improving attitudes and behaviors. The net result is greater self‐esteem and improved academic performance, all of which has been shown to be critical elements in sustaining recovery. Recovery and educational growth do not happen by accident. Both require an environment that can provide our students programs suited to the unique needs of early recovery for the adolescent learner.