Introducing Promise Village, a Professional Therapeutic Boarding School for Boys that Also Believes God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Child and Your Family. Though Not Located in New Jersey, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is struggling because of the out-of-control choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are considering a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in New Jersey is a positive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have served hundreds of families just like yours, and we understand your crisis. You believe in a positive future for your son. We too know the promise in every child, and we can guide him toward his true potential. Even though Promise Village is not located in New Jersey, we find that getting away from home and being immersed in loving relationships can produce radically positive changes. While you consider your options in New Jersey, and anywhere 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 Loving, Relational, Home-Like Setting where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an outstanding residential treatment home and boarding school for struggling boys ages 10-17. Located on 70 acres of ranch property in Davisburg, Michigan, about a half hour from Flint and an hour from the Detroit airport, we are easily easily accessible from New Jersey and cities across the country. We use diverse forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us make a program hand-selected for each teen. The cornerstone of our culture 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 surround your teen with a positive place where change can happen.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond readily with animals even when they can’t or won’t trust people. Having an animal-friend teaches empathy and opens communication, building relational skills that boys can transfer later to human relationships. Dogs and especially horses are the main characters in our popular 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 boys identify the reasons for their previous problems with school, and then we take care of 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 teen, 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 person. Residents work a step at a time through eight “PROMISES” principles designed for introducing personal values into their lives. In three stages, boys build on their strengths to learn the values in their own lives; then they encourage their peers to do so; 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 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 right placement for your child: whether that is in New Jersey, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please look at all of the information on our website to learn more about the strengths of our boarding school. When you are ready, we can start the application process or refer 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 New Jersey.