Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has a Marvelous Plan for Your Teenager and Your Family. Though Not Located in Iowa, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is hurting because of the out-of-control choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are searching for a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Iowa is a positive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have partnered with hundreds of families just like yours, and we recognize your crisis. You believe in a productive future for your son. We too perceive the promise in every teenager, and we can help him unlock his true potential. Though Promise Village is not located in Iowa, we have seen that getting away from home and being immersed in loving relationships can produce radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Iowa, and wherever else your search might take you, we invite you to consider Promise Village as a strong choice.
Life in the Milieu: Promise Village is a Caring, Relational, Home-Like Place where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an exceptional residential treatment center and boarding school for at-risk boys ages 10-17. Situated on 70 acres of ranch land in Davisburg, Michigan, about 30 minutes from Flint and 60 minutes from the Detroit airport, we are easily easy to get to from Iowa and cities across the nation. We use diverse forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us devise 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 conducive to change.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond quickly with animals even if they can’t or won’t trust people. Making an animal-friend teaches compassion and breaks down walls, building relational skills that teens can apply later to human relationships. Dogs and in particular horses are the highlights of our popular and professional animal therapy, but our farm also includes 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 previous poor performance in school, and then we mitigate those reasons. As they set goals for their lives and see how school contributes to those goals , they gain motivation to do well in school. With a personalized academic plan for each student, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent instruction, students show steady, if not drastic, improvement.
Spiritual Development and PROMISES for Character Growth
Promise Village is a non-denominational faith-based organization. We look at spiritual needs as part of developing the whole person. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for integrating personal values into their lives. In three stages, children and teens start from their strengths to implement the values 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
Choosing a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is an emotional decision, and one that we have undertaken with many families before you. We encourage you to gather as much information as you need to, in order to make the best choice for your son: whether that is in Iowa, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please make use of all of the information on our website to learn more about what our boarding school can offer. When you are ready, we can start the application process or point you to a school 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 Iowa.