Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Boy and Your Family. Though Not Located in Minnesota, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is suffering because of the out-of-control choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are contemplating a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Minnesota is a positive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have served numerous families just like yours, and we understand your crisis. You hold out hope for a better future for your son. We too know the promise in every teen boy, and we can help him unlock his true potential. Even though Promise Village is not located in Minnesota, we find that getting away from home and being surrounded by loving relationships can lead to radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Minnesota, and anywhere else your search might lead you, we hope you will consider Promise Village as a strong choice.
Life in the Milieu: Promise Village is a Loving, Relational, Home-Like Place where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an extraordinary residential treatment center and boarding school for troubled 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 Minnesota and cities across the nation. We use assorted forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us devise a program tailor-made for each boy. One of our key strengths is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work in the home with residents, serving as positive role models and looking out for everyday “teachable moments.” We call this loving, safe environment the “milieu,” and it simply means that we embrace your child with an encouraging place that promotes change.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond easily with animals even when they can’t or won’t open up to people. Having an animal-friend teaches empathy and opens communication, building relational skills that teens can apply later to human relationships. Dogs and particularly horses are the main characters in 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 figure out the reasons for their previous poor performance in school, and then we lessen those reasons. As they set goals for their lives and see how school makes those goals possible , they gain motivation to perform well academically. 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 program. We address spiritual needs as part of developing the whole person. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for introducing personal values into their lives. In three stages, children and teens build on their strengths to make the values true in their own lives; then they begin to help and serve their peers; and finally they practice what they have learned in 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 gather as much information as you need to, in order to make the best choice for your child: whether that is in Minnesota, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please make use of the extensive information available on our website to learn more about the strengths of our boarding school. 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 Minnesota.