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 Virginia, It Could Be the Right Choice for Your Boy.
If your family is hurting because of the destructive choices of a teenage boy, the fact that you are looking for a boarding school or residential therapeutic program in Virginia is a constructive step toward healthy change. At Promise Village, we have worked with hundreds of families just like yours, and we understand your crisis. You hold out hope for a better future for your son. We also know the promise in every teenager, and we can guide him toward his true potential. Though Promise Village is not located in Virginia, we have seen that getting away from home and being surrounded by caring relationships can lead to radically positive changes. While you consider your options in Virginia, 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 Loving, Relational, Home-Like Setting where Therapy is Included in Every Aspect of Daily Life
Promise Village is an outstanding residential treatment center and boarding school for at-risk boys ages 10-17. Situated 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 Virginia and cities across the nation. We use assorted forms of therapy in an eclectic model that lets us make a program tailor-made for each child. One of our key strengths is our Life Coaches, staff who live and work directly with residents, serving as 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 a positive place where change can happen.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities
Children and teens bond quickly with animals even when they can’t or won’t accept people. Making an animal-friend teaches empathy and breaks down walls, building relational skills that boys can apply later to human relationships. Dogs and especially horses are the emphasis 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 boys figure out 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 makes those goals possible , they begin to want to improve their grades. With a personalized academic plan for each child, support from Life Coaches and Therapists, and consistent attendance, students have 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 building personal values into their lives. In three stages, boys build on 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
Selecting a therapeutic boarding school or residential therapeutic home for boys is a tough 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 son: whether that is in Virginia, somewhere near you, or right here at Promise Village. Please make use of all of the information available on our website to learn more about what our boarding school can offer. When you are ready, we can begin 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 Virginia.