Lakeland Girls Academy is a nonprofit boarding school for girls who are self-destructing or struggling with life-controlling issues. We offer a year-round, highly active environment where girls receive plenty of exercise, adventure, counseling, academic repair, life coaching, and addiction recovery (if needed). We help girls soar emotionally, spiritually and academically while providing a fun, safe and loving environment.
Lakeland Girls Academy is a part of Teen Challenge International, we help teenage girls, ages 13-17, find their identity in Christ and to fulfill their God-given destiny and purpose. LGA stands apart from other Christian boarding schools because we are designed to work with difficult girls. Our decisions and interactions with each girl are Christ-centered. We believe that Jesus is enough to meet the deepest needs of even the most troubled girl. Behavior modification is not our goal. We long to see and work to inspire authentic change that will last a lifetime, possible only through the work of the Holy Spirit. We are staffed with people whose hearts beat for God and for the young ladies He brings to us.
We help girls with behavioral or rebellion issues, low self-esteem, or depression. We provide a unique atmosphere with personal attention to help each girl get back on track and develop positive life strategies. Our students learn the necessary skills to prepare them for the future while they become confident and secure.
The progress of our students is based on a collaborative and collective effort of the child’s counselor, staff, and parents. Counseling is provided through a faith-based holistic approach and is unique to each student’s needs. To move to higher levels in our program, students must prove themselves to be worthy of that level.
Lakeland Girls Academy offers help for adolescents and teens ages 13-17 who are struggling with various behavioral issues or rebellion. Some of those issues may include:
• Poor Decision Making
• Rebellion or Defiant Behavior
• Lying or Manipulation
• Drug and Alcohol Use or Abuse
• Self-harm or Cutting
• Eating Disorders
• Running Away
• Difficulty Progressing in a Traditional School Setting
Teen Challenge programs all encourage their students to believe, in faith, that understanding and applying biblical principles will not only help them conquer the various obstacles to healing and peace in their lives but will also bring them to a place of freedom and victory.
We believe that every girl can have a unique “Journey of a Lifetime” when she discovers and accepts her God-ordained purpose and calling in life. She then becomes empowered with a God-given authority, a God-given identity, and an unfathomable measure of agapé love that can be so powerful that it must only come from God himself.