Dimondale focuses on teaching our youth how to bear responsibility for his or her own successful life outcome. We focus on helping our youth progress towards self-sufficiency. This includes becoming responsible for the activities of daily living: school attendance, homework and assignment completion, personal hygiene, chore completion, respect for staff and peers, attitude and social interaction.  While these life skills may seem basic or self-evident, many of the youth in our care continue to need instruction and encouragement in these areas.