Lighthouse Island Academy Holds 2nd Annual Graduation

On Friday, May 26, 2017, Lighthouse Island Academy, a private academic school located in Tionesta, PA, celebrated its second annual high school graduation in a ceremony attended by administrators, teachers, mentors, students, family, and friends of the graduates. Debra and Michael Cummings, owners of Lighthouse Island Academy (a division of Taylor Diversion Programs), offered a warm welcome to the attendees, …

TDP Receives Residential Program Of The Year Award 2016 JCJC

Taylor Diversion Programs (TDP), a residential, independent living program for at-risk youth ages 14-21, are the proud recipients of the 2016 Residential Program of the Year Award, presented by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission (JCJC), November 3, 2016. Awarded at the JCJC and PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers 36th Annual Program in Harrisburg, Michael Cummings, TDP Owner/President, …

TDP Participating in BBCF’s Week of Giving

Taylor Diversion Programs will be participating in the Bridge Builders Community Foundation Week of Giving Event. The Week of Giving event starts Monday, March 20 at 8 AM and will run until 11:59 PM on Friday, March 24. Click to make your donation to Taylor Diversion Programs during the event! Donations can be given online at bbcfgives.org between 8 AM …

December 2016 Newsletter

Download our monthly newsletter to view our Mentor, Student, and Recipe of the Month. Also in this issue: Background on Saint Nicholas and Christmas Trees Deer Season History Student and Mentor wish lists. TDP December Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

Download our monthly newsletter to view our Mentor, Student, and Recipe of the Month. Also in this issue: Update on the Haunted Peninsula event Trip to Benezette, PA and Steelhead Fishing trip Results for our very own mock election Thoughts on Thanksgiving. TDP November Newsletter

October 2016 Newsletter

Download our monthly newsletter to view our Mentor, Student, and Recipe of the Month, learn “Fun Facts of Fall”, and discover Zacherl’s Farm Market. TDP October Newsletter

Grand Opening of New Building at TDP

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 marked the celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony of the newest building added to Taylor Diversion Programs (TDP) on Lighthouse Island in Tionesta. Approximately 60 adults and students attended the very special event, honoring Jack Sherman, Owner, Allegheny Valley Development, and Debra and Michael Cummings, Owners of Taylor Diversion Programs. PA State Representative, Cris Dush, speaks to …

Haunted Peninsula 2016

Come out and enjoy the Haunted Peninsula one last weekend! Friday and Saturday Evenings through October from Dark-10PM Hayrides Scary Spooks Halloween Trails Face Painting Pumpkin Painting Refreshments and More! Ages 3-15…$5 Ages 16-Adults…$8 1 Light House Island Tionesta, PA 16353 814-931-8748 ad-haunted-peninsula

Forest Folk School Features Intergenerational Learning Experience

Tom Colbert (left), his son, Darius, and his father, Brian of Vestaburg, PA, recently worked together to make an intergenerational dream come true: building a canoe that will be a family treasure for years to come. Tom Colbert, his father, Brian Colbert and his son, Darius, all of Vestaburg, PA, had an experience of a lifetime when they contacted the …

Taylor Diversion Programs ‘focuses on the strengths’ of At-Risk Youth

“We don’t treat kids differently,” Mike Cummings, executive director of Taylor Diversion Programs, said of his program’s philosophy. “We treat them individually.” Mike and his wife Debbie started Taylor Diversion Programs – in Tionesta, Forest County – in April of 2014. They’d both worked for different organizations with at-risk youth, said Debbie. “We know exactly what not to do with …