We are checking both the CDC and Arkansas Department of Health websites daily for any additional instructions or updates. We are making every effort to help prevent exposure and/or infection, and we have contingency plans in place should there be someone who contracts the illness on campus.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, risk to persons in Arkansas is still considered low, and no outbreaks have been reported in our immediate area. Nevertheless, we want to assure you that TCAR is taking the situation seriously and is putting measures in place to further reduce the risk of contagion.
In our efforts to be vigilant, we have implemented additional precautions to further protect our students and staff. For the foreseeable future, we are cancelling all unnecessary off-campus trips. We have not cancelled trips which are considered necessary components of our program such as our outdoor adventure trips since they are to non-populated areas. This additional measure along with the fact that our program is in a remote/isolated location should help to further protect our students and staff from potential exposure.
We are working with the students to teach/encourage good self-care and everyday preventative strategies for avoiding sickness such as good hand washing, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, etc. We have also reviewed prevention guidelines and sanitation procedures with our staff to help prevent the risk of infection on campus.
We at Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch are continuously monitoring the coronavirus situation and will act in accordance with CDC and Arkansas Department of Health guidelines to help reduce the risk of exposure for our students and staff. We are committed to the health of the children in our care and the staff who serve them
“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.