Teen Challenge Boarding School for Troubled Boys
The Teen Challenge Gateway Academy for Boys in Western Florida offers a military school like no other. Gateway is a disciplined, accredited school, a sports program, and a working ranch and farm. We provide counseling and mentoring, competitive team sports, a spiritual emphasis, and hands-on outreach to help disadvantaged people in third-world countries. All of these are meant to bring about change in a boy’s heart and life.
When given the structure and order of a military school, wayward teenage boys become respectful, confident leaders and responsible citizens. The Teen Challenge Gateway Boys Academy enrolls boys from across the nation. Over 1,000 boys from each of the 50 states and internationally have found a change of heart at Gateway Boys Academy.
Even if you are searching for a Teen Challenge program in your area, consider that an extended time away from the peers and culture he’s being influenced by could be exactly what he needs.
This Teen Challenge Boarding School Teaches Boys a Better Way to Live
Gateway Boys Academy serves teenage boys ages 11 to 17 who have made rebellious choices in life. Our campus is located in the panhandle of Florida, but enrolls boys from throughout the country. While the program is very disciplined and structured, we commit to demonstrating the love of God to each and every cadet, surrounding him with compassionate care. Several of our staff have been in your situation, either having attended a similar program themselves or having enrolled a son in our school in the past.
For Boys, Teen Challenge Paves the Way for Total Transformation
For the initial months, physical exercise, a packed schedule, attention to neatness and chores surround them with structure and establish order in their lives. They learn to stop struggling against authority and begin to increase in confidence by mastering challenges that are constructive as opposed to their previously destructive activities. Eventually they promote to higher levels, obtaining privileges and responsibilities in the process.
Academic Success for Boys Transferring Credits
Our school operates year-round as students work at their own speed through top-notch curriculum. Certified teachers give tutorial help if required. Using this type of system, most teens who had been failing or falling behind not just get up to date but get far ahead. Gateway meets all qualifications by the State of Florida for high school graduation, and students earn diplomas at the completion of our academic program. Our high standards allow students to transfer back to public institutions or to go on to college or the military.
Teen Challenge Focuses on a New Spiritual Relationship, Direction and Purpose
Spiritual life forms a large part of life at all Teen Challenge programs, including Gateway Boys Academy. We offer to every cadet a relationship with Christ and strive to maintain a Godly atmosphere helpful to Christian growth. Students attend group Bible studies, go to chapel twice weekly, and meet with a counselor to pursue individually assigned Bible studies designed to build character.
Concentration on Family Restoration
Teen Challenge focuses on family restoration. After four months, parents can attend periodic weekend training events.
Many boys in our program turn from their self-destructive behavior to a lifetime of serving others. If your teenager needs order and discipline to change his direction, please consider Gateway, a Teen Challenge Program.