“God used Teen Challenge to save my daughter’s life. Her choices had taken her down a path of destruction. After my first visit to Teen Challenge I had a peace that this was God’s choice for my daughter. Thank you for being a source of strength and encouragement to our family. I would recommend your programs for any young girl, troubled or not.”
“We needed help for our son. We tried everything we knew to do to no avail. The schools kicked him out, wanting nothing to do with him. Our first call to Teen Challenge rekindled the hope we had that our son could overcome, that God had a plan. It is a true blessing to have found Teen Challenge.”
We offer a chance for boys to start over, become a new person, live a godly life, and find freedom through a restored purpose and an eternal hope. We do this through classes, academics, individual study, personal mentoring, work ethics training, and involvement in the Christian community.
Effective, Affordable Help for Troubled Adolescents
For girls, Teen Challenge is a holistic therapeutic program – meaning that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to us for help. We endeavor to help teens become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
About Teen Challenge
For nearly 60 years, this Christian program for troubled teens has helped hundreds of boys and girls get back on the right track in life, and learn that they have a higher purpose and calling on this Earth. We surround our students all day long with an environment designed to help facilitate life change through the witness and guidance of our staff and counselors.
For teens who need counsel, our therapy is offered both individually and in group meetings and through unique therapeutic programs such as Equine Therapy. Students in the Teen Challenge boarding schools are challenged daily in their relationships and respect for others as they interact with school and counseling staff and their peers. It is an environment that balances discipline with personal responsibility to create a positive peer culture.
Our goal is to help students make positive decisions, not based on mandatory compliance, but rather being the result of a genuine change of heart. Community service, special projects, outings and mission trips also help our students change their focus from self to serving others.
“I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”
“Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”
Founder Focus on the Family
Dr. James C. Dobson
“Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”
Dan T. Cathy
“I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”
“Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”
Bestselling Leadership Author
John C. Maxwell
“Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”
Past Director AT&T
“I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Psychologist and Author
Dr. Kevin Leman
“I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”
Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
John P. Walters
“Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”
About Teen Challenge Programs
Teen Challenge is a nonprofit, residential therapeutic program designed for troubled teens. We are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to us for help. We endeavor to help teens become mentally sound, academically advanced, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge is a not-for-profit organization, diligent to provide cost-effective programs for teens. However, it is not free. Our services are far less expensive than for-profit boarding schools and therapeutic boarding schools.
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