Seeking placement for your troubled teenage boy be an overwhelming task. There are many centers to choose from. We know that it is important to you to find the best possible placement for your child. Below is a list of some factors that sets Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch apart from others. The list is not exhaustive, but it does reflect some of the things that parents often find important when deciding where their child should go.
On our campus we feature a licensed addiction treatment program, which helps boys with addictions. We treat addictions to drugs, marijuana, opioids, alcohol, gambling, pornography, and online gaming. Since not all boys come to us with addictions.
Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. Accreditation is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.
We are certified to advertise in the search engines as an addiction treatment center. Due to past fraud, the search engines now require addiction treatment centers to show a long lists of proofs of their legitimacy and efficacy in regard to addiction treatment services and are periodically spot checked for compliance.
Our program is a fully licensed treatment center, eligible for insurance funding, including these and others:
Your advisor will be available to communicate with you and your family about your child’s progress, the challenges that he is facing, and other matters of importance while he is at Teen Challenge.
Our center has had tremendous success in helping young men further their education. Boys who were not able to progress in other learning environments often make great advances at Teen Challenge. Our private Christian school offers fully accredited classes which can be transferred to other public or private schools after completion of the Teen Challenge program. We also have a GED preparation track. So far, all of the students who have completed our GED preparation classes have obtained their GED on the first testing.
Our special training and certification help your child be successful after he leaves Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch. Staff members will work with you to develop the best possible aftercare plan for your child, usually lasting six months. Emphasis is placed on developing a plan that prevents relapse and maintains positive future momentum.
Teen Challenge is a faith-based, Christ-centered organization. Its curriculum, teaching, program format, and style of intervention are all biblically-based. This is the reason for the incredible history of success that Teen Challenge has had over the years.
Our team of 50 staff members has an abundance of experience in working with troubled individuals and their families. We purposely have more staff members than students, so each child is best served. In order to provide the best possible recovery and safety for your child, we maintain a well-trained team of 50 caregivers and counselors. It is among the highest in the industry. As far as direct care staff (staff that are always present to watch over the boys), we have at least one overseeing each 9 boys during the hours that they are awake. In other words, if all 36 boys are in a room or activity, at least 4 staff (usually more) staff are also present with them at all times. Staff keep track of the boys around the clock, ready to handle any emergency. Our entire team outnumbers the students we have on campus.
Our program was the very first residential center for teenage boys by Teen Challenges. We have been helping young men and their families for 60 years and continually strive to exceed all standards and creatively develop new practices for the national organization.
Based on federal and university studies done on various Teen Challenge centers across the United States, the Teen Challenge program has been shown to have a very high success rate for addiction recovery.
We value education and academic success, considering it key to long-term life success. Most of our staff have advanced degrees. Many of the students who come here lack sufficient high school credit to obtain their diplomas in a timely manner, but we help them get caught up and even to retake classes for a higher GPA. Every boy on campus is taught and tutored several hours each day. Our disciplined and structured approach to learning, with individualized academic goals and progress, helps the boys get back on track with their education and our courses are fully accredited and transferrable.
Our outdoor adventure program is second to none. Our students have regular opportunities to experience fun and challenging indoor and outdoor physical activities. Students enjoy camping, backpacking, rappelling, canoeing, and spelunking (cave exploration). They are challenged physically and learn the importance of goals and perseverance.
“Teen Challenge 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.”
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. Teen Challenge works to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts.”
“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.”
Former US Drug Czar
“Of all the 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.”
Darren Reynolds, MA, is a tireless innovator and team-builder. He has worked with troubled youth for nearly 30 years. He became the Executive Director of Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in 1996. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling.