What is the difference between the Induction and Training Phases?
A: The Induction Phase encompasses
the first 4-6 months. During this Phase, the student is obligated to
complete FOUR Teen Challenge Curricular Contracts (which will
include individual Bible studies, introspective assignments,
scripture memorization, etc.) A student who complies with the
directives and finishes these assignments will then be considered
for completion into the Training Phase. The Training Phase exercises
these Biblical principles learned by demonstration and application,
working in his daily life.
Q: Can a student get a G.E.D. while in the program?
A: Yes. After the student completes
his Induction phase, he will have the opportunity to pursue his
G.E.D. if he chooses to do so. Staff will assist him in achieving
this important goal.
Q: What type of counseling do the students receive?
A: Upon entry into the program, each
student is assigned a counselor to provide individual one-on-one
guidance and mentoring determined by that students’ particular
needs. The proven cure for life-controlling problems is based on the
embracing of Biblical principles to spiritually improve the quality
of his character.
Q: To whom and when will the student
be allowed to make phone calls?
A: After 30-days in the program, the
student will be allowed one fifteen (15) minute phone call each
week, normally on Saturday evenings. A student will only be allowed
to call persons on his authorization list (i.e. immediate family or
his pastor). Phone usage is a privilege and will be monitored by
Staff. The student is automatically charged only $5.00 from his
personal account for the entire month, either local or long distance
Q: When will the student be allowed to write his family?
A: The student can write his
immediate family and pastor immediately upon entering the program.
All incoming and outgoing mail will be monitored by Staff.
Q: When can I visit?
A: After 30-days in the program, the
Induction Phase student is eligible for one on-campus four (4) hour
visit each month. Visits are normally authorized for Sunday
afternoons. Training Phase students are eligible for off-campus
passes with approved family members or pastors. All visits and
passes are subject to Staff approval.
Q: How do I find out how the student is doing in the program?
A: Each student is assigned a
counselor upon entering the program. All inquiries relating to the
student will be handled by his counselor or a designated Staff
representative. When inquiries are made and the assigned counselor
is not on duty, any message(s) will be forwarded to the student’s
counselor, and the Staff on duty will address your concerns.
Q: Will the student receive educational classes while in the
A: Absolutely! Students participate
in both Personal and Group Studies for New Christians. The classes’
curriculum helps to establish a foundation of Biblical knowledge
leading to spiritual growth. The faith- structured classes also
develop the main goal of the program: a life-changing, continually
growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Q: Can the students get a job off campus while in the program?
A: No. The student will participate
in Teen Challenges’ Job Training Program. Both on and off campus
vocational training is supervised by Teen Challenge Staff, typically
working on a crew of fellow students to assist in financially
supporting the ministry itself. The student IS NOT working a secular
job at which he would be drawing a weekly paycheck.
Q: Can I get my induction fee back if the student leaves the
A: No. The induction fee is a
non-refundable fee regardless of the length of time a student
remains in the program.