Our therapeutic boarding school is a Christian residential school focused on character development and family renewal. We provide treatment to 20 boys in a home-like environment in which troubled adolescents adopt constructive life attitudes, flourish in their faith, find a safe and nurturing environment, and overcome their challenges and problems. We balance hard work with engaging recreation such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and swimming. Our beautiful mountainous location is a great place for backpacking, camping and hiking.
Our school strives to promote academic, emotional, spiritual, and physical fitness by teaching discipline and helping them to rebuild relationships. Teens attend New Horizons Boys Ranch from around the country, including from Des Plaines, Illinois, and often find it beneficial to experience a new environment away from local peer groups.
Each child begins by establishing a relationship with an adult mentor. Engaging activities and daily chores foster a strong work ethic and countless other attractive character qualities. Then, in context of a relationship with a mentor, the adolescent can tackle the conflicts that had caused the need for intervention. We also use individual and group counseling to bring change in attitudes and behaviors.
Residents at New Horizons Boys Ranch are provided a fully accredited school that also offers independent study courses. All credits accumulated transfer easily to any other school. The self-paced attribute of the coursework suits our students well, making it possible for them to learn in the way they find best and catch up on any missed credits. We believe discipline plays a key part in any successful education, and we communicate this in our classroom. In addition, vocational training topics include automotive, construction, culinary, life skills, and ranching.
Lasting family restoration occurs only with the full cooperation of parents. We require parents to attend three family workshops during the year for coaching, family therapy and to visit their teen at our facility. We support frequent contact between parents and their children using tools such as letter writing, which reinforces communication and strengthens relationships without the emotional charge of face-to-face contact.
We are a Christ-centered youth ranch that guides adolescents to find their place in life. Through mentorship, counseling, hard work and plenty of play, we believe in values and character traits that will serve your child into adulthood. Please think about looking beyond Des Plaines, Illinois to see how our caring program can bring about restoration in your family. To learn more, we invite you to explore our website, then complete our inquiry form or call us today.
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Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It has adopted the official nickname of “City of Destiny.” As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 58,720. It is a suburb of Chicago, and is next to O’Hare International Airport. The Des Plaines River runs through the city, just east of its downtown area.
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