Our school strives to encourage academic, emotional, spiritual, and physical fitness by instilling discipline and helping them to rebuild relationships. Teens attend New Horizons Boys Ranch from across the country, including from Brainerd, Minnesota, and often find it constructive to grow in a new environment detached from local peer groups.
NHBR is a Christian residential school with a mission for character maturity and family restoration. We provide treatment to 20 boys in a home-like environment where troubled adolescents take on more positive life attitudes, grow in their belief, experience a safe and nurturing environment, and overcome their challenges and problems. We balance hard work with engaging recreation including fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and swimming. Our beautiful mountainous location provides excellent opportunity for backpacking, camping and hiking.
Every adolescent begins by forming a relationship with an adult mentor. Strenuous activities and daily chores contribute to a solid work ethic and numerous other desirable character qualities. Then, supported by a relationship with a mentor, the child can work through the destructive choices that had held him or her back. 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 consists of independent study courses. All credits earned transfer easily to any other school. The self-paced attribute of the coursework suits our students well, allowing them to learn as they do best and catch up on any missed credits. We believe discipline plays a key role in any productive education, and we communicate this in our classroom. In addition, vocational training topics include automotive, construction, culinary, life skills, and ranching.
True family restoration occurs only with the close involvement of parents. We ask parents to attend three family workshops each year for coaching, family therapy and to visit their teen at our facility. We facilitate frequent contact between parents and adolescents using tools such as letter writing, which reinforces communication and strengthens relationships without the emotional charge of face-to-face interaction.
NHBR is a faith-based youth ranch that guides adolescents to find their place in life. Through mentorship, therapy, hard work and plenty of play, we believe in values and character traits that will benefit your child all of his or her life. Please consider looking outside of Brainerd, Minnesota 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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Brainerd is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,590 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Crow Wing CountyGR and one of the largest cities in Central Minnesota. Brainerd straddles the Mississippi River several miles upstream from the confluence with the Crow Wing River, having been founded as a site for a railroad crossing above that confluence. Brainerd is the principal city of the Brainerd Micropolitan Area, a micropolitan area that covers Cass and Crow Wing counties and had a combined population of 91,067 at the 2010 census.GR The Brainerd area serves as a major tourist destination for Minnesota, and Baxter is a regional retail center.
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