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Seeking Military Schools or Boot Camps for Troubled Boys near Cosby, Tennessee?

While you search for military schools or boot camps in or near Cosby, Tennessee, perhaps you will look at a residential program for boys that offers better results, absent the drill sergeant and trauma of a boot camp or military school. In fact, he will really like it here while he gets back on track in life.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy, located near Vero Beach, Florida, is a residential program and ranch specifically designed for at-risk boys.  It is part of the highly celebrated Teen Challenge program. Instead of the harsh environment of military schools and boot camps, Treasure Coast Boys Academy shows boys the right way to live through example, lessons, counsel, mentoring and team exercises. Also, avoiding distractions and detaching from problematic situations is what helps to begin the process of break destructive patterns of behavior. Unlike military schools and boot camps you may find near Cosby, TN, we believe that relationships are what make a long-term difference in a boy, not more anger, yelling and force.

Families enroll their sons at Treasure Coast Boys Academy from around the country, including from Cosby, Tennessee, both to let them spend time in a new environment and because of the caring and fun environment they find here. Enrollment is year-round.

You are Searcing for Military Schools or Boot Camps in Cosby, Tennessee Because You Likely See these Warning Signs that Something is Wrong with Your Teenage Boy

  • Profound changes in his style of clothes, hair, and music
  • Hanging out with a bad crowd (a different crowd than they used to)
  • Dropping grades and disinterst in things he was once interested in
  • Isolating from family and clinging to new friends
  • Negative changes in attitude and personality
  • Altered sleep patterns (up all hours of the night, sleeping during the day)
  • Consuming way too much food, or way too little, or binging at night
  • Paranoia – thinks everyone in authority is out to get him
  • Dilated, red or glazed eyes
  • Sudden bursts of anger
  • Lies and cover-ups!
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Uncontrolled spending or money from the home disappearing.

troubled teen boys ranchTreasure Coast Boys Academy serves 50 boys ages 13 to 18 at our residential boarding school located on 30 acres surrounded by ranch and orchard country. In the course of our program, we work to develop character, integrity, hard work, and respect. We create an atmosphere of positive peer pressure. We give boys responsibility for work projects and chapel services on campus to keep them involved in what is their home away from home. We want to see young men mature in their faith in Christ, and we offer worship, chapel services, bible studies, discipleship, retreats and mission trip opportunities toward that end. Boys also stretch and encourage each other in their faith. Would any of that happen in a military school or boot camp? That’s unlikely.

A Better Option than Military Schools and Boot Camps for Boys from Cosby, TN

At Treasure Coast Boys Academy, boys stay physically active and challenged. Our recreational and sports facilities include a well-equipped gym and a professional array of weight machines, soccer field, baseball diamond, basketball court, pool, game room, fishing ponds, and horses. We often go fishing on the Florida waterways and out in the ocean. The culmination of the program is a spectacular wilderness experience in the mountains of North Carolina during the last month of the boys’ stay. Whitewater rafting, hiking, camping, and other adventures demonstrate that life can be both adventuresome and positive.

comparison to military schoolsWhile we conduct individual, group, and family counseling in traditional settings, we know that most life-changing experiences tend to happen during outdoor activities and during ordinary situations. Counseling takes place frequently during the day, in all settings, through conversations with mentors during chores or recreation. We place a strong emphasis on mentorship, providing the boys with positive male role models during their enrollment with us.

Our on-campus academy is in session year-round to give students the chance to catch up on missed credits. We have on-campus teachers who support the boy’s education and tutor individual boys. Boys from Cosby, Tennessee quickly catch up on missed coursework or work ahead.

We believe that the most crucial change is a heart change — accepting  that Jesus Christ has a purpose and a plan for each individual’s life. Through biblical studies, exciting chapel services, the daily discipline of chores, and consistent attendance in our private school, Treasure Coast Boys Academy offers a once “out-of-control”  teenage boy a second chance at a successful future.  Again, unlike military schools and boot camps, our emphasis and main tool is a change of heart, not fear or breaking of the spirit.

“At Treasure Coast Boys Academy…our son received exactly what he needed to get back on track in life. This was a God-send for our broken family…restoring our relationship with our son. It is a place of hope, a place of love, and a place of renewal.”  — Parents of a Treasure Coast Boys Academy students express heartfelt gratitude for the transformation they saw in their son.

To read more of what parents and students are saying, and to find out more about how our boys ranch can bring restoration in your family, we invite you to read our website, then complete our inquiry form or call us today.

More about military schools and boot camps in Cosby, Tennessee (Cosby, TN):
Cosby is an unincorporated community in Cocke County, Tennessee, United States. Although it is not a census-designated place, the ZIP Code Tabulation Area for the ZIP Code that serves Cosby had a population of 5,201 as of the 2000 U.S. Census. The community has given its name to the northeastern section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which forms its southern boundary.

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Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft
    Former Attorney General
    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan
    Former President
    Ronald Reagan

    “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.”

  • James Dobson
    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 Cathy
    CEO Chick-fil-A
    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush
    President George
    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell
    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.”

  • Jim Blanchard
    Past Director AT&T
    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman
    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.”

  • John Walters
    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.”

Should you need help finding teenage boarding schools or Christian boarding schools or group homes for teens or schools for troubled youth, please let us know. This Teen Challenge boys ranch helps at-risk teenage boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), drug or substance abuse or addictions.

Military Schools and Boot Camps Near Cosby, TN

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