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Saving Youth Foundation, Mobile:
Saving Youth Foundation (SYF) is a Christian boarding school in Mobile, Alabama. Run by former military men and women, we provide a safe home environment for troubled boys and girls ages 10-18 who have lost sight of a clear and positive future. We teach kids and teens who are struggling with anger management, depression, drug abuse, eating disorders, or conditions such as ADD, ADHD, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder) among others. We can accept tuition rates and low as $2,000 per month.

Quality Christian Education:

Saving Youth Foundation is a residential boarding school that strives to help struggling or rebellious teens. We are faith-based, designed to instill integrity, accountability, responsibility, and character while providing the teen girl or boy behavioral counseling and a quality education. 

They are all students who are quite capable of becoming mature and dependable young adults when given the proper direction. In our residential and academic program, many will learn to reach for their highest potential while being given the tools and education to do so.

We provide students with the following:
- Education: Students attend SYF school every weekday during the school year.  They are taught using the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), which is a home school curriculum, which gives each student the opportunity to advance in education.

- Spirituality: Developing spiritual values and morals is an extremely important part of SYF.  Devotions are held daily and are compulsory for all students.  Students are also required to attend weekly Bible Study and Worship Services.

- Extensive Counseling: Each student is assessed by a M.S. Degree Therapist and receives counseling according to the nature of his/her needs.

- Sportsmanship: At SYF, the students participates in physical activities on a daily basis enabling them to gain health and fitness skills that will help them stay fit throughout their life.  

- Leadership: We define leadership as “the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding and moral character that allows a person to inspire and lead a group of people successfully.” SYF helps our students to learn, develop and utilize these attributes.

Academic Programs:

SYF has an 80% pass/ fail rate with fully-accredited academics. We use the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) in home school module, which not only teaches academics, but also teaching the fundamentals of building character.

A student at SYF can receive a high school diploma. We are physically active with the kids and do things like running, marching and drills. The boys and girls facility are completely separated.

Each student’s daily schedule provides time devoted to each of these areas:
- Devotionals
- Schoolwork/Homework
- Meals
- Work/Chores
- Physical Fitness
- Personal Hygiene

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Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-06-22 were from:

Irvington;   Chickasaw Al;   Satsuma AL;   Theodore;   Mobile al west mobile;   Jackson ms;   Wilmer Ala;   Collinsville;   Foley Alabama;   MS;   and more.
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In our beautiful, peaceful, and safe location, we combine the benefits of a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness program, and a residential treatment center (RTC).

TWAI has been serving struggling teens and their families since 2002, with an exceptional degree of success.

We provide an extremely high standard of therapeutic treatment to our students, and offer help for the following presenting issues: poor academic performance, behavioral problems, addictions, low self-worth, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and attachment disorders among others.

With a passion for helping young people in crisis, our clinical, educational, and operations staff are among the best in the country.

We are a small program (40 students) which means that we are able to provide a truly unique and customized approach for every student.

Typically our on site student to staff ratio is 5:1. The average stay at our residential treatment center is 12 months.

Parent Testimonial:
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- SAT/ACT Testing Center
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We create a customized program for each student that requires a minimum of 3 months. However, best results for lasting success are realized through 6+ months of treatment.

TWAI graduates average a 3.5 GPA. It is common for a student to complete 1.5 years of course work in 1 year.
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French Camp Academy
Courses / Programs
Located 80 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, French Camp Academy (FCA) is a private, Christian coeducational boarding school for children from 1st to 12th Grades. Established in 1885, FCA is accredited through the Mississippi Department of Education.

We are a joyful Christian community that provides young people and families from all over the country an opportunity to heal from difficult circumstances at home, school, or in the community.

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- Full athletic program (football, cheerleading, baseball, softball, basketball, track and field, cross country and tennis.

- Equestrian activities, music and the arts and other extra curricular activities available
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Our Christian boarding school is specifically designed to help teen boys who are struggling with anger, defiance, minor substance abuse, and other destructive choices.

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- Low self-esteem
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- Depression
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- Manipulation
- Promiscuity/Gender confusion
- Drug experimentation
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Shepherd's Hill Academy
Courses / Programs
Located on 185 acres in Martin GA, 85 miles northeast of Atlanta, Shepherd’s Hill Academy (SHA) is a co-ed Therapeutic Christian boarding school offering gender separated programs in an outdoor residential setting for troubled teens ages 12-17.

SHA's programs are tailored for teens struggling with a variety of negative behaviors including: ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), anger management, anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, behavioral disorders, and more.

We help children struggling to cope with phobias, emotional issues, learning disabilities, physical and sexual abuse, depression, negative peer pressure, trauma, and rebellious behavior.

The unique therapeutic structure of SHA consistently provides a safe, loving and Christ-centered environment. The SHA Team provides 24/7 care and maintains a 5-1 student-to-staff ratio.

We are equipped with a completely devoted Christian staff that uses biblical principles in a loving authoritative community environment.
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Saint Bernard Preparatory School
Courses / Programs
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For over a century St. Bernard has been providing a quality education to generations of students. The success of the school operated by the Benedictine monks of St. Bernard Abbey is much more than the fine quality of classroom instruction.

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- A Catholic Christian education

- College preparatory curriculum

- 5 or 7-day boarding Supervised study hall

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