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Trying to Find Military Schools or Boot Camps for Troubled Boys in Florence, Alabama?

While you look for military schools or boot camps in Florence, 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 school specifically designed for at-risk boys.  It is part of Teen Challenge, a highly-endorsed ministry that has been helping teenagers for 60 years. 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, removing distractions and detaching from troublesome situations is what helps to open the door to break harmful patterns of behavior. Unlike military schools and boot camps you may find near Florence, AL, 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 across the country, including from Florence, Alabama, both to let them spend time in a new environment and to experience the loving and fun environment they find here. Enrollment is year-round.

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

  • Dramatic changes in his style of clothes, hair, and music
  • Hanging out 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
  • Changes in sleep patterns (up all hours of the night, sleeping 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
  • Sudden bursts of anger
  • Deception and cover-ups!
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Excessive money spending or money from the home disappearing.

troubled teen boys ranchTreasure Coast Boys Academy cares for 50 teenage boys at our residential boarding school on a 30-acre parcel surrounded by ranch and orchard country. Over the program, we emphasize character, integrity, hard work, and respect. We promote an atmosphere of positive peer pressure. We give boys ownership in work projects and chapel services on campus to keep them engaged in what is their home away from home. We want to see teens mature in their faith in Christ, and we provide worship, chapel services, bible studies, discipleship, retreats and mission trip opportunities to support that growth. Residents also stretch 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 Florence, 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. We also take the boys on 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 illustrate that life can be simultaneously 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 take place during outdoor activities and during ordinary situations. Counseling is offered frequently during the day, in all settings, through conversations with mentors during work or activities. We place great importance on mentorship, providing the boys with positive male role models during their time with us.

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

It is our conviction that the most important change is a heart change — Treasure Coast Boys Academy offers a once struggling  teenage boy a second chance at a bright 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. 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.”  — Parents of a Treasure Coast Boys Academy students express heartfelt gratitude for the transformation they saw in their son.

To hear more of what parents and students are saying, and to find out 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 Florence, Alabama (Florence, AL):
Florence is the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the northwestern corner of the state.
According to the 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the city’s population was 36,721.
Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as “The Shoals” . Florence is considered the primary economic hub of northwestern Alabama.
Florence was surveyed for the Cypress Land Company in 1818 by Italian surveyor Ferdinand Sannoner, who named it after Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region of Italy. Florence, Alabama was incorporated in 1826.
Florence is renowned for its annual tourism events, including W.C. Handy Music Festival in the summer, and the Renaissance Faire in the fall. Landmarks in Florence include the Rosenbaum House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home located in Alabama.
The type of municipal government is mayor-council.

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

Thank you for thinking about Treasure Coast Boys Academy as you seek boot camps and military schools near Florence, AL.

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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 boarding schools or boarding schools or therapeutic boarding schools or boarding schools with therapy, 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 Boot Camps near Florence, Alabama

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