Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Trusts God Has an Awesome Plan for Your Boy and Your Family. Though Not Located in Illinois, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is suffering due to the out-of-control choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are contemplating a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Illinois is a constructive step toward beneficial change. At Promise Village, we have partnered with hundreds of families just like yours, and we comprehend your crisis. You hold out hope for a positive future for your son. We too perceive the promise in every teen boy, and we can help him find his true potential. Even though Promise Village is not located in Illinois, we find that spending time away from home and being immersed in caring relationships can bring radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Illinois, and anywhere else your search might take you, we hope you will consider Promise Village as a strong choice.
Life in the Milieu: Promise Village is a Caring, Relational, Home-Like Place where Counseling is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an extraordinary residential treatment center and boarding school for struggling boys ages 10-17. Located on 70 acres of ranch land in Davisburg, Michigan, about 30 minutes from Flint and 60 minutes from the Detroit airport, we are easily easily accessible from Illinois and cities across the country. We use diverse forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us fashion a program perfectly suited for each boy. One of our key strengths is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work directly with residents, being positive role models and looking out for everyday “teachable moments.” We call this loving, safe environment the “milieu,” and it simply means that we surround your child with a positive place where change can happen.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond readily with animals even if they can’t or won’t trust people. Making an animal-friend teaches empathy and breaks down walls, building relational skills that teens can transfer later to human relationships. Dogs and especially horses are the highlights of our well-loved and professional animal therapy, but our farm also houses exotic birds; outdoor cats; miniature goats, horses, and donkeys; llamas; and a friendly cow.
Boarding School for Boys that Includes Improving Academic Performance and Motivations
We help children and teens name the reasons for their former poor performance in school, and then we lessen those reasons. As they set objectives for their lives and see how school contributes to those goals , they begin to want to improve their grades. With an individualized academic plan for each child, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent instruction, students show steady, if not radical, improvement.
Spiritual Development and PROMISES for Character Growth
Promise Village is a non-denominational faith-based program. We look at spiritual needs as part of developing the whole child. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for building personal values into their lives. In three stages, children and teens start from their strengths to make the values true in their own lives; then they begin to help and serve their peers; and finally they transfer their progress back to the home environment.
Finding the Best Therapeutic Program for Your Child
Selecting a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is an emotional decision, and one that we have walked through with many families before you. We encourage you to ask all the questions you need to, in order to find the best fit for your child: whether that is in Illinois, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please make use of all of the information on our website to learn more about the strengths of our boarding school. When you are ready, we can begin the application process or point you to a program that will meet your needs. Call us or fill out our online inquiry form today.
We are honored that you would consider Promise Village as you search for a therapeutic boarding school or program for emotionally troubled or at-risk boys near Illinois.