For teen boys experiencing anger, emotional issues, depression, behavioral problems, legal problems, or minor substance abuse, hope exists. An opportunity for a new life is possible through Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We lovingly train at-risk boys to choose a different path in life, leading them to be godly and upright young men.
If you would like to find therapeutic boarding schools or boys ranches in or near Lake Jackson, Texas, consider that Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch may be just what you are interested in. Located in Northwest Arkansas, it is obviously a distance from Lake Jackson, Texas, but that may be a good thing. Think about this: For boys in need of intervention, spending time away from your hometown–apart from the negative impact of friends and familiar places—could be exactly what he needs to cause a change. Parents from around the country, including Lake Jackson, Texas, select Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for their sons.
As the first residential Teen Challenge program for boys, Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch has been assisting families for over 45 years. We are certain that a relationship with Christ is the primary avenue for change in the lives of the boys we serve. Every major portion of our program is biblically based. We believe that centering our program on Christ explains why so many boys have found success here, even where other programs didn’t work.
A few factors set Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch apart from other therapeutic boarding schools:
MORE STAFF — First, we keep student-to-staff ratios low to ensure boys get a lot of supervision and personal attention. Our staff are highly trained and most have bachelor or master’s degrees in their area of work.
ADVENTURE-BASED LEARNING — Our outdoor adventure program is second to none. Our students have regular opportunities to experience fun and challenging outdoor activities. Students enjoy camping, backpacking, rappelling, canoeing, and spelunking (cave exploration). Students are challenged physically and learn the importance of goals and perseverance.
MORE PRIVACY FOR EACH BOY — Rather than housing all the boys in a large dorm filled with bunk beds, our students can spend nights in their own bedrooms, separate from the noise and influence of the other boys.
MORE FAMILY VISITS — Residents are allowed to visit family on normal scheduled breaks.
MORE MISSION TRIPS — Mission trips form a key component of the program, for this reason: as boys mature, they naturally want to give back and serve others.
EXTENSIVE AFTERCARE PROGRAM — After completion of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, boys return home accompanied by a strong aftercare program to help them continue to grow. Aftercare is included in our tuition package.
Academics mean a lot to us at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch for Boys, because we find that education strongly supports future success. While enrolled in our private Christian school with fully accredited classes, boys complete courses led by certified teachers, with individual tutoring available to aid those who need it. We offer a GED opportunity for those with too many missing credits to complete senior high school in an appropriate time frame. Credits earned can transfer to private or public schools at home. Boys may also study basic vocational skills such as woodworking, basic electrical, construction and carpentry, shop skills, basic automotive, and more. After completing Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, many boys decide to continue their classwork from home through dual enrollment with Alpha Omega Academy distance education.
Teens at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch participate in many recreational activities, both on and off campus. We run an adventure program that is second to none. As well as being fun and physically challenging for the boys, it teaches them about reaching goals, communicating and cooperating well with others.
Many young men have put their lives back on track and have gone on to make a difference for Christ after graduating from Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. We would like to talk with you to see if our boarding school is a good fit for your son. Whether you choose Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch, a school in Lake Jackson, Texas, or another program, we hope your family can find the healing that Christ can bring. Please read the rest of our website and use our inquiry form or call us today.
We are glad you chose to look at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch as you search for therapeutic schools in or around Lake Jackson, Texas.
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Lake Jackson is a city in Brazoria County, Texas within the HoustonSugar LandBaytown metropolitan area. As of a 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the city population was 27,614.
Lake Jackson is named after an oxbow lake of the same name on the outskirts of town. The lake in turn was named after the family whose antebellum plantation house sat alongside the lake; only very minor ruins of the Lake Jackson Plantation can now be seen in a park at the site. The Plantation site is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month from 10 AM to dusk. Special tours may be arranged through the Lake Jackson Historical Association 297-1570.
The city is the birthplace of famous Tejano superstar, Selena. The city has also long been the hometown of Ron Paul, the presidential candidate and U.S. representative from Texas’s 14th Congressional District . It was the home too of State Senator J. E. “Buster” Brown, who represented District 17 from 1981 to 2002.
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“Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with their substance abuse, but is also gives our kids something to live for – a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere. I sincerely appreciate your efforts to reach and rehabilitate the many young people who have, at present, no hope in life.”
Former Attorney General
“Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time.”
Founder, Prison Fellowship
“The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.”
“Too many young [people] have already lost their lives, and too many others have suffered serious injury for us to ignore the problems of juvenile alcohol and drug abuse. Programs such as Teen Challenge work to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts. I commend you for your work with young men who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.”
“In my opinion, Teen Challenge is doing the best all-around job of providing the kids with something meaningful in their lives. And that’s what they all need. . .I thank you for your continuing support for Teen Challenge.”
Former US Drug Czar
“Of all the drug programs reported to the Commission, the most successful is the program conducted by Teen Challenge.”
Past Director, AT&T Corporation
“Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”
TEEN CHALLENGE ADVENTURE RANCH IS FAR LESS EXPENSIVE, AND YOUR INSURANCE MAY COVER PART OF OUR FEES. WE WORK WITH THESE INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND MORE:
Darren Reynolds (pictured with his wife Mary) has worked with youth since 1990 and became the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in 1996. He is a graduate of Central Bible College and has a Master’s Degree in counseling from Liberty University.
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