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 Vermont, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is struggling because of the destructive choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are searching for a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Vermont is a constructive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have partnered with hundreds of families just like yours, and we understand your crisis. You dream about a positive future for your son. We too perceive the promise in every teen boy, and we can help him unlock his true potential. Though Promise Village is not located in Vermont, we find that spending time away from home and being immersed in loving relationships can bring radically positive changes. While you weigh your options in Vermont, and anywhere 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 extraordinary residential treatment home and boarding school for troubled boys ages 10-17. Located on 70 acres of ranch land in Davisburg, Michigan, about a half hour from Flint and one hour from the Detroit airport, we are easily easy to get to from Vermont and cities across the nation. We use many forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us fashion a program perfectly suited for each child. 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 atmosphere the “milieu,” and it simply means that we embrace your teen with an encouraging place that promotes change.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond quickly with animals even if they can’t or won’t open up to people. Making an animal-friend teaches empathy and breaks down walls, building relational skills that teens can transfer later to human relationships. Dogs and in particular horses are the main characters in 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 children and teens identify 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 helps them meet those goals , they begin to want to do well in school. With an individualized academic plan for each student, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent attendance, 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 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, children and teens build on their strengths to implement 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
Selecting a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is a tough decision, and one that we have undertaken 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 Vermont, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please look at the extensive information on our website to learn more about what our boarding school can offer. When you are ready, we can begin 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 Vermont.