Frequently Asked Questions!
Q. How long is this program?
A. Teen Challenge is a 14 month residential program
Q. Is Teen Challenge Co-ed?
A. The vast majority of programs are not co-ed. The few exceptions are usually those who deal with families.
Q. Does Teen Challenge allow the use of tobacco?
A. No. This includes all forms of tobacco. Patches, gum nor other anti-smoking aides are not permitted.
Q. How does a person enroll?
A. Call the office for a pre-screening conversation and set up an in-house interview.
Q. There is charge for the program?
A. Yes. There is a one time fee of $750.00 Money Order (non-refundable after admittance).
The student is responsible for getting a medical screening exam completed prior to entry at the student's cost.
Each student is instructed to provide $350.00 for travel to and from the program in Pennsylvania.
Each student will be involved in work therapy sessions to learn valuable job related skills.
Q. Can a person come to this program as an alternative to jail?
A. If a person is on probation they will not be allowed to leave the state thus limiting our ability to work with them in most of these cases. Some judges are allowing students who have been charged but have not yet gone to court to enter Teen Challenge and if they successfully complete the program, they return to the court to show proof of a new life and face some supervision of the courts for a limited period of time. These cases are done on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee that this arrangement can be reached in all cases.
More questions and answers will be posted as we determine other areas of interest from our readers.