At Vision Boys Academy struggling pre-teen boys (ages 8-12 yrs) can learn how to deal with hurtful issues, bitterness, anger, laziness and/or disrespect, and to make better choices through our boys home environment.
The experienced boys home staff at Vision Boys Academy helps struggling pre-teen boys move past trauma, adoption issues, and end negative influences, before it’s too late.
Vision Boys Academy boys home helps struggling pre-teen boys who suffer from RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder), as well as at-risk boys who are in need of a change in environment, detached from the internet and harmful relationships.
The structured, affordable boys home program at Vision Boys Academy in rural Missouri works one on one with at-risk boys in a small residential home and Christian boarding school setting.
Because Vision Boys Academy’s director and staff lives with the boys on-site, 24/7, they know when a young boy breaks the rules. He then receives immediate, age-appropriate consequences to correct his negative behavior. For example, if a struggling pre-teen boy talks back, argues, criticizes authority or others, he’s told to do 10 push-ups, 10 jumping jacks, or 10 squats. If these simple consequences correct his behavior, he can go back to his regular activities.
The purpose is to help boys accept responsibility for their negative behavior and return to daily life. Once a struggling pre-teen boy understands and accepts responsibility for his actions, then that young man can make some lasting life changes.
Each year, at least 12-15 young boys benefit from the personal attention and accountability this small boys home provides.
The safe, daily structured boys home program supports his personal, spiritual and academic growth. He can interact with Vision’s director and caring staff daily as they share healthy meals, outdoor activities, and school studies. Each struggling pre-teen boy also receives individual counseling. Past personal encounters with adoption, rebellion and academic troubles helps Vision’s director and staff connect with at-risk boys–and their families.
Young boys at live an active, healthy, family lifestyle. They can mend and improve how they handle school, too!
Struggling pre-teen boys at Vision’s boys home enjoy a 27-acre campus in rural Missouri that features a fishing pond, basketball court, and weight-lifting area. Students live in comfortable dorm, able to house 12-15 at-risk boys in a safe, environment monitored by staff 24/7. Boys enjoy healthy meals three times a day sitting and talking in a family-style cafeteria. And the friendly interaction spreads as Vision staff and their families live on-campus and share meals with students. Sharing chores and other responsibilities makes this boys home feel like a family, all while working on the healing needed to return to your family.
Another important part of Vision Boys Academy’s daily structure includes Accelerated Christian Education classes in a newly updated schoolhouse. Boys complete the ACE accredited curriculum online, based on his ability and level of study. Then, when he returns home, he can re-enter school and achieve greater goals academically.
Vision Boys Academy boys home aims to lead at-risk boys to be Godly, upright young men.
That’s why Vision’s boys home program includes daily Bible stories, related personal devotions and other spiritual enrichment. These time-tested practices help struggling pre-teen boys at open their hearts and minds to God’s biblical truth and endless love. One-on-one discussions with Vision’s understanding staff also encourage each boy’s growth into a Godly young man.