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Life Skills

Preparing For The Future

During their stay with Teen Challenge, students are exposed to new people, experiences and opportunities that will expand their worldview and will guide them toward a more positive, hopeful way of thinking about life.

Teen Challenge Atlantic strives to give students the life skills they need to graduate from the program and to move on to live a healthy life. Students are introduced to new experiences and new opportunities, so that they can learn about themselves and expand their worldview. The goal is to help students to discover their own creativity, skills and talents so that the allure of their addictions is replaced by something more attractive.

Our life skills component is customized to the interests and needs of the student. Students are sometimes paired with other students to learn a new skill or they may learn a skill from a volunteer or staff. The new skills are as diverse as,

  • Landscape/Gardening
  • House Painting
  • Construction
  • How to drive a tractor
  • Food Preparation
  • Team work skills

Students who are at least halfway through their program have the opportunity to study to complete their GED and Teen Challenge will arrange for them to write their GED test.

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