Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has an Amazing Plan for Your Teenager and Your Family. Though Not Located in Michigan, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is suffering because of the destructive choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are contemplating a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Michigan is a positive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have worked with numerous families just like yours, and we recognize your crisis. You believe in a positive future for your son. We also know the promise in every child, and we can help him find his true potential. Though Promise Village is not located in Michigan, we find that getting away from home and being surrounded by loving relationships can bring radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Michigan, and wherever else your search might lead 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 home and boarding school for at-risk adolescent and teenage boys. Located on 70 acres of ranch property in Davisburg, Michigan, about 30 minutes from Flint and an hour from the Detroit airport, we are easily easily accessible from Michigan and cities across the country. We use many forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us fashion a program hand-selected for each child. The cornerstone of our culture is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work in the home with residents, being positive role models and making the most of everyday “teachable moments.” We call this loving, safe environment the “milieu,” and it simply means that we embrace your teen with an upbeat place that promotes change.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond readily with animals even if they can’t or won’t accept people. Bonding with an animal-friend teaches empathy and opens communication, building relational skills that boys can transfer later to human relationships. Dogs and particularly horses are the highlights of our enjoyable 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 boys figure out the reasons for their former problems with school, and then we lessen those reasons. As they set objectives for their lives and see how school helps them meet those goals , they begin to want to do well in school. With an individualized academic plan for each teen, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent attendance, students display 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 treating the whole person. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for building personal values into their lives. In three stages, boys start from their strengths to learn the values in their own lives; then they encourage their peers to do so; and finally they practice what they have learned in the home environment.
Finding the Best Therapeutic Program for Your Child
Choosing a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is a difficult 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 Michigan, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please read through the extensive 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 Michigan.