Michelle with students learning beekeeping

Jim Westerhold

Why is Windwood special to you?

“Windwood has wonderful natural areas for the boys to learn from, engage with, and find a release in.  Windwood provides the opportunity for me to share my youth experiences of growing up on a farm with the boys. I find visiting Windwood personally therapeutic and it is even more so when shared with the boys. I am always amazed by the energy from the boys to say the first prayer, give positive feedback to other boys, congratulate others for the first fish and biggest fish caught, etc. I think of the Windwood boys when I hear the Bible verse “be like children to enter the kingdom of heaven.”