Not all Teen Challenge programs work with adolescents. In fact, most don’t. Here are some of the better Teen Challenge programs across the nation that do work with teenagers.
Columbus Girls Academy

Columbus Girls Academy

Columbus Girls Academy is a Christian boarding school for teenage girls struggling with life-controlling problems. They offer a disciplined and structured therapeutic environment that emphasizes character development, spiritual growth and personal responsibility. The Alabama campus is one of the finest among Teen Challenge programs.

WEB: christianschoolforgirls.org

Gateway Military Academy

Gateway Boys Academy

Gateway Academy in West Florida helps teenage boys who have gotten off track in life need discipline and respect for authority. Gateway features all of the elements that will have the most positive life-long impact on boys in the shortest possible time, administered by loving mentors and peers who encourage them to succeed.

WEB: christianmilitaryschool.org


Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch

Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch in Arkansas is dedicated to helping troubled boys get a new start in life. Boys ages 14-17 come to the Teen Challenge Adventure Ranch from across the United States. They are young men in need of help and assistance due to more serious behavioral or substance abuse issues.

WEB: teenchallengeranch.com

Vero Beach Boys Ranch

Vero Beach Boys Ranch

Vero Beach Ranch for Boys is a fifty-bed residential boarding school, with a private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country. The boys begin in a dorm setting and finish in a large home with house parents.

WEB: ranchforboys.com

Boise Girls Academy

Boise Girls Academy

Boise Girls Academy in Boise, Idaho specializes in helping struggling teenage girls who are off track in life. They keep a small student base and are very relational in their approach. BGA provides a positive environment for change. Girls learn to take responsibility for their own actions and provide accountability for others as well.

WEB: boisegirlsacademy.com

Prayer Mountain Academy

Prayer Mountain Boys Academy

Prayer Mountain Boys Academy near Atlanta, Georgia is a year-round, faith-based program for adolescent boys struggling with destructive choices. The program enrolls boys ages 13-17 who have life-controlling issues or have gotten off track in life. The beautiful 36-acre campus gives boys a peaceful and spacious setting in which to make lasting life change.


New Lifehouse Academy

New Lifehouse Academy

New Lifehouse Academy in Oklahoma is a program for troubled girls. This ranch-based therapeutic school is designed specifically to help girls dealing with defiance, depression, anger, and substance abuse. The experienced and caring staff at this program can help your daughter overcome her issues and begin to live a new life.