The Kind of Help and Activities that Struggling Boys Need
Pine Mountain Boys Academy (formerly Prayer Mountain Boys Academy) offers life transformation to boys who are struggling with life-impacting behaviors, addictions or attitudes. We desire to see every boy reach his God-given potential. Our program includes a number of elements, but our overall goal is to see boys prepared to transition successfully back to a normal and healthy lifestyle, whether that be college, ministry or the workforce. Ideally, we want to see every young man following God.
We believe that the development of healthy hobbies, the care of animals, and a focus on education will make a significant difference in the lives of teens who are overcoming life-controlling issues. While enrolled in Pine Mountain Boys Academy, the boys enjoy nature, animal care, gardening, and all kinds of outdoor and indoor sports as they work on their attitudes and education.
Spiritual Direction and Growth
We have a strongly supportive relationship with a local church, which supports the work and ministry of Pine Mountain and also provides a church home. Boys and staff attend services and participate in missions projects. Boys also work through the Teen Challenge discipleship curriculum as part of the program requirements.
Positive Peer culture means an environment where making the right choices is accepted and encouraged. Boys who have been “following the wrong crowd” into destructive behaviors instead find themselves pushed by their peers toward responsibility, integrity, and growth. We reward positive choices. Our campus promotes teamwork and accountability among students as well.
As they progress through the program, boys advance through three levels that govern privileges and indicate progress. To promote a boy to the next level, our staff look for evidence of personal growth in matters of attitude, character and personal conduct. The third and highest level carries with it expectations of and training in leadership skills.
We desire to see families healed and restored. We invite parents to visit with their son on campus every other month. These Family Days give families time to restore relationships within the supportive environment on campus. Parents also have the opportunity to spend time with other parents and with our staff and to receive wise counsel.
Covenant to Our Students
To serve every student with Christ-like compassion, respect, and guidance.
To address the needs of students and to assist them in the development of Godly character.
Ourselves to mentor and to nurture meaningful relationships, inspiring hope for the future.
- Courageous Leadership – People of the Arena
- Continuous Improvement – People of the Second Mile
- Contagious Attitude – People of Optimism and Belief
We prepare boys for the future, wherever God may lead them next. In addition to accredited high school education, we provide physical exercise and adventure outings filled with life training and mentoring. We help each boy become all that God has created him to be.