Our focus is on boys ages 14 – 17 1/2 upon admission and our unique and respected equine therapy program help boys grow into young men. Through our program, our young men gain a strong work ethic, learn accountability, thoughtfulness, and respect.
Our home-like setting in a male-only environment gets the student to invest in the program quickly and create sustained results that are self-evident. This approach is unique and more effective than a more consequential-based boot camp for boys that families sometimes seek.
With a program developed specifically for the emotional, behavioral, and physical needs of young men, our students make changes quickly. Students gain insights into self, develop trust with self and others, build relationships with peers, repair relationships back home, gain core values and principles, and most importantly, gain skills and motivation to continue success back home.
While we help the young men in our program, we are also working with the family back home. Before joining Ashcreek, many families report that their son who is struggling is contributing to a family that is struggling. While their son is away at Ashcreek, families have a chance to regroup and make changes as well. As time progresses, our staff will work more intently with your son and family together.
Young men struggling with anger, depression, defiance, substance use, low self-esteem, motivation, and accountability represent the typical student at Ashcreek. We help these young men find the health and happiness they seek and find the skills and motivation to continue success long after Ashcreek.
When students leave ARA will have a resume which will include skills that will land them jobs anywhere in the United States. The goal at ARA is for young men to not only have job skills but will have developed life skills that will gain them the confidence to pursue and succeed in their academic and career goals.