New Horizons Boys Ranch works hard to develop academic, emotional, spiritual, and physical fitness by teaching discipline and coaching them to rebuild relationships. Adolescents attend New Horizons Boys Ranch from across the nation, including from Council Bluffs, Iowa, and often find it constructive to grow in a new environment away from local peer groups.
New Horizons Boys Ranch is a Christian residential school focused on character development and family renewal. We provide treatment to 20 boys in a home-like atmosphere where struggling adolescents adopt constructive life attitudes, grow in their faith, find a safe and nurturing environment, and conquer their challenges and problems. We offset hard work with inviting recreation such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and swimming. Our beautiful mountainous location has much to offer in backpacking, camping and hiking.
Every boy begins by building a relationship with an adult mentor. Challenging activities and daily chores build a strong work ethic and many other attractive character qualities. Then, framed by a relationship with a mentor, the teen can overcome the destructive choices that had caused the need for intervention. We also offer individual and group counseling to bring change in attitudes and behaviors.
Students at New Horizons Boys Ranch are provided a fully accredited school that also consists of independent study courses. All credits accumulated transfer easily to any other school. The self-paced quality of the coursework suits our students well, permitting them to learn in the way they find best and catch up on any missed credits. We believe discipline plays a key role in any successful education, and we convey this in our classroom. In addition, vocational training topics include automotive, construction, culinary, life skills, and ranching.
Lasting family restoration happens only with the total commitment of parents. We ask parents to attend three family workshops each year for coaching, family therapy and to visit their child at our facility. We support frequent contact between parents and their children using tools such as letter writing, which reinforces communication and relationship building without the emotional charge of face-to-face interaction.
We are a Christ-centered program 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 serve your child into adulthood. Please consider looking outside of Council Bluffs, Iowa to see how our caring program can bring about restoration in your family. To discover more, we invite you to investigate our website, then fill out our inquiry form or call us today.
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Council Bluffs, known until 1852 as Kanesville, IowaMdashthe historic starting point of the Mormon Trail and eventual northernmost anchor town of the other emigrant trailsMdashis a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States and is on the east bank of the Missouri River across from what is now the much larger city of Omaha, Nebraska. Settlers departing west into the sparsely settled unorganized parts of the Territory of Missouri to the Oregon Country and the newly conquered California Territory through the Nebraska Territory from Kanesville traveled by wagon trains along the much storied Oregon, Mormon, or California Trails into the newly expanded United States western landsMdashafter the first large organized wagon trains left Missouri in 1841, the annual migration waves began in earnest by spring of 1843 and built up thereafter with the opening of the Mormon Trail (1846) until peaking in the later 1860s when news of railroad progress had a braking effect. By the 1860s virtually all migration wagon trains were passing near the renamed town. The wagon train trails became less important with the advent of the first complete transcontinental railway in 1869 but while trail use diminished after that, their use continued on at lesser rates until late in the nineteenth century.
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