About Treasure Coast
Treasure Coast Academy is a residential therapeutic boarding school designed just for at-risk boys. It is an accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country.
The property features everything a boy would want. We have a well-equipped gym and weight machines, archery range, boxing gym, soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball court, pool, and fishing ponds. We are an equine program and have horses on the property. We take pride in forming strong relationships with each boy in our care and much of the life-changing experiences take place while involved in these outdoor activities.
We help at-risk boys who are struggling with behavior and troubling issues such as: falling grades, school suspension, anger, defiance, depression, attention deficit or attachment disorders.
Our staff works with each boy in cooperation with and participation of their family, bringing to the table a vast amount of experience. Our therapeutic team helps repair the significant catalysts in each boy’s life that are bringing on their poor choices and self-destructive attitudes and behaviors.
Our Educational Program and Other Activities
Our Educational Program
In addition to therapy, we provide focused and individualized academic attention for our residents. Education goes on and credits are earned year-round. As we engage students about their character, integrity, work ethic, and respect for others, values are cultivated that help ensure a higher level of success throughout their academic career. Our o-campus school features state of the art electronic learning system and “old school” classroom teachers, tutors and facilitators. Credits earned while on campus are accredited by AdvancEd, so they will transfer to any other educational institution.
Individual & Group Therapy
Therapy is ongoing at Treasure Coast Boys Academy – all day, every day. Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as the many 10-15 minute life coaching that takes place during school, work, or a sporting event. As was once said, the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man. A simple horse ride can provide a life-changing conversation in a young man’s life at our boy’s ranch. The same can be said for a day on the lake fishing with a good mentor.
Treasure Coast Boys Academy understands that success in life transformation depends on a strong loving family atmosphere when going home. Unconditional love with clear well-defined boundaries are just a few of the family dynamics we focus on teaching the family while the student is here. We also provide family weekends and family therapy. Treasure Coast is a safe haven for boys ages 12-17 years of age with out-of-control or at-risk behaviors. Contact us today.
Each student at Treasure Coast has an exciting opportunity to regularly spend time in the wilderness and on the many local waterways and the nearby Atlantic ocean. Boys enjoy horseback riding, camping, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, exploring, and many other wilderness adventures. While they experience fun in the wilderness, our team of counselors and mentors work on their thinking and behaviors. For boys who once had no hope for their own future, this experience is to show them that life can be exciting and adventurous without drugs, alcohol, electronic war games and the other negative influences that were part of their lives in the past.
Every Boy is Discipled Every Morning, Before School
- A Curriculum-based discipleship driven program.
- A customized progression of teachable issues based on the students personal life.
- A measurable accomplishment – based tool.
- An assimilated discipline which can carry over into life outside Teen Challenge.
- A GOALS developing and oriented challenge for growth and maturity.
Boys Who Come to Treasure Coast Typically Demonstrate This Kind of Behavior at Home
- Skipping school, resulting in failing grades or expulsion
- Abnormal lack of ambition, depression, or ADD/ADHD
- Hooked on often violent and fantasy video games
- Outbursts of anger and destruction of home property
- Absence from the home for extended periods of time
- Minor drug or alcohol use and other extremely risky behavior
- An uncaring attitude, about everything
- Stealing and excessive lying and blame shifting
- An angry, combative and uncaring disposition, mistreating pets
- Poor choice of friends (or recent changes from good peer influences to bad)
We believe that the first change is a heart change…a knowledge that Jesus Christ has a purpose and a plan for each individual’s life. Guided biblical studies, exciting chapel services, the daily discipline of chores, and regular attendance in our fully accredited schools give a once “out-of-control teenager” a second chance at attaining a bright future of successful living.