River to River Farm

River to River Farm 17 JULY, 2018 Brehm students visited Tam and John Pirmann at River to River Farm in Tunnel Hill!  Tam gave us a tour of the barn with the milking stand for their goats.  She told us about their milk and how they kept their goats safe and cared for...

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Crab Orchard: Archery and Pollinator Garden

Crab Orchard: Archery and Pollinator Garden 11 JULY, 2018 Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge offered Brehm students the opportunity to participate in their archery program and learn about their on-site pollinator garden.  For archery instruction, Dana led our...

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Dayempur Farm, Center for Sustainable Living

Dayempur Farm, Center for Sustainable Living 10 & 19 JULY, 2018 Brehm students visited Dayempur Farm, Center for Sustainable Living, in Anna for two Thursday mornings during our summer program.  Mark talked to our campers about Dayempur as a community, how they...

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Ancestral Skills Summer Program 2018

Ancestral Skills Summer Program 2018 28 JUNE, 2018 We brought in an expert, Greg Nejmanowski, from Touch of Nature to show campers ancient tools and replicas to understand how our ancestors created and used items for survival.  We divided into tribes to practice...

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Brehm’s Graduation 2018

Brehm's Graduation 2018 1 JUNE, 2018 The 2017-18 school year has flown by with many eventful and promising opportunities and challenges. Participating in the graduation for the Class of 2018 was a powerful way to close the school year.   As a Brehm...

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June 2018 – Early Milestones in the Dorm Renovations

Early Milestones in the Dorm Renovations 12 JUNE, 2018 D.A.L. Construction and a team of sub-contractor have had a busy 2 weeks of work in Dorms 1 & 3. Armed with shovels, hammers, jack-hammers, and saws; the crew started to bring down walls on June 4th. It is...

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2018 Youth Business Fair

2018 Youth Business Fair 5 MAY, 2018 Brehm Preparatory School hosted our first ever Youth Business Fair on Saturday, May 5th. Brehm students developed a brand, created a product or service, built a marketing strategy, and then opened for customers at our one-day...

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Saluki Water Workshop

Saluki Water Workshop at Southern Illinois University 11 APRIL, 2018 Brehm students attended the Saluki Water Workshop at Southern Illinois University, sponsored by UCOWR (Universities Council on Water Resources).  We participated in interactive water resources...

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John A. Logan Community College – Discovery Day

John A. Logan Community College - Discovery Day 21 MARCH, 2018 Several Brehm students participated in Applied Tech classes at John A Logan Community College's "Discovery Day," March 21, attending classes in electronics, graphic design, and welding. Different projects...

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Money and budgeting with SIU Credit Union

Money and budgeting with SIU Credit Union 29 MARCH, 2018 “CUNA Mad City Money™ gives youth a taste of the real world - complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. They make mistakes - and suffer the...

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