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Looking for Military Schools or Boot Camps for Troubled Boys near Fort Payne, Alabama?

While you search for military schools or boot camps in or near Fort Payne, Alabama, perhaps you will consider 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, on the Gold Coast of Florida, is a residential program and ranch specifically designed for at-risk boys.  It is part of Teen Challenge, a highly-endorsed ministry that has been helping teenagers for 60 years. Rather than 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, removing distractions and getting away from problematic situations is what helps to begin the process of break damaging patterns of behavior. Unlike military schools and boot camps you may find near Fort Payne, AL, we believe that relationships are what make a long-term difference in a boy, not more anger, yelling and force.

Parents register their sons at Treasure Coast Boys Academy from across the nation, including from Fort Payne, Alabama, both to let them grow in a new environment and because of the loving and fun environment they find here. Enrollment is year-round.

You are Looking for Military Schools or Boot Camps in Fort Payne, Alabama Because You Likely See these Warning Signs that Something is Wrong with Your Boy’s Behavior

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

troubled teen boys ranchTreasure Coast Boys Academy enrolls 50 boys ages 13 to 18 at our residential boarding school on a 30-acre parcel in working ranches and orchards. In the course of our program, we emphasize character, integrity, hard work, and respect. We promote 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 teens 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 challenge and support 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 Fort Payne, AL

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 highlight of the program is an incredible wilderness experience in the mountains of North Carolina during the last month of the boys’ stay. Whitewater rafting, hiking, camping, and other adventures prove that life can be both adventuresome and constructive.

comparison to military schoolsWhile we offer individual, group, and family counseling in traditional settings, we find that most life-changing conversations tend to take place 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 put a strong emphasis on mentorship, providing the boys with positive male role models during their residence with us.

Our on-campus academy operates year-round to give students the chance to fulfill any missed credits. We have on-campus teachers who facilitate the boy’s education and tutor individual boys. Boys from Fort Payne, Alabama quickly catch up on missed coursework or move ahead.

It is our conviction that the most important 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 struggling  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 love, discipline, forgiveness, and persistent mentoring from dedicated staff members. Treasure Coast Boys Academy 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.”  — Families of a Treasure Coast Boys Academy resident express heartfelt gratitude for the transformation they witnessed in their son.

To hear more of what families and students are saying, and to discover more about how our boys ranch can offer 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 Fort Payne, Alabama (Fort Payne, AL):
Fort Payne is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 12,938. The city is the county seat of DeKalb County. It bills itself as the “Official Sock Capital of the World.”
In the 19th century this was the site of Willstown, an important village of the Cherokees who relocated to Tahlequah, Oklahoma during the Cherokee Trail of Tears. For a time beginning in 1989, Fort Payne held the world record for “Largest Cake Ever Baked”, for a cake of Convert baked to commemorate the city’s centennial.
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake occurred here in 2003.

Excerpt about military schools and boot camps in Fort Payne, Alabama, used with permission from Wikipedia.

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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 residential treatment for girls or Christian boarding schools or top rated addiction treatment centers or residential schools, 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 Fort Payne, AL

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