Taking responsibility for one’s actions can be difficult during these teenage years. It’s time to stop justifying negative behaviors and making excuses. Young men learn the value of accountability at Ashcreek through ranch tasks and duties, as well as in their academic and residential life.
In the ranching and horsing environment, there are responsibilities that cannot be delayed. Staff and students need to be held accountable and that actions or inactions have natural consequences.
For instance, if a foal is born and needs a pen, we have to build a pen. Horses need to be fed regularly or they get irritable and sick. These are real and important responsibilities that are a part of everyday life at Ashcreek Ranch Academy, one of the top residential treatment centers for boys. By having our students participate fully in the ranch and residential setting, the important values of responsibility and accountability are taught and reinforced.
Students are immersed into the ranching environment and held accountable by our trained professionals and their own peers.
Realizing that people – and in this case, the ranch – depend on them creates self-awareness and a purpose. When faced with an obstacle, your teen can learn to overcome it in a more positive way through a newfound connectedness to the world.
Selfish boys can become selfless young men at Ashcreek Ranch Academy.