Throughout the day, your daughter will be participating in many different activities. Daily activities include Bible devotions, classroom time, home chores, physical education and Bible study. Weekly activities include church attendance, youth group and recreational activity. Additionally, students will frequently participate in choir practice and performances, vocational training, fashion shows and much more. The following will give you an overview of what your daughter would be experiencing during her stay at Springboard…
Teen Challenge / Springboard is a faith-based, Christ-centered program. As a result your daughter will be attending church a minimum of three (3) times each week. She will be expected to take notes at each service and be respectful, even if she does not embrace the Christian faith.
Your daughter’s choice to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, and allow Him access into her life, is exactly that… her choice! We will not force her into that decision, not punish her ever for not making that decision. We will encourage her and love her right where she is spiritually; hoping and praying that she will surrender to God and His plan for her life. All we ask is that she demonstrate respect at all church services, chapel, devotions, special services, etc. Failure to show a basic level of respect WILL result in consequences due to the lack of respect, NOT a lack of faith.
Devotions are important each day. This is a time that is set aside to start our day and before bedtime when we worship, pray and thank God for what He is doing in our lives. Everyone is expected to participate and be respectful. These times can include a time of music, Bible reading and prayer. Morning devotions will start immediately after breakfast and nightly devotions will be done immediately before ‘lights out’.
Springboard students spend an average of 20 hours per week in the classroom. The curriculum provided is the National Teen Challenge curriculum that covers a wide range of foundational Christian topics including “God’s Plan for the Family”, “How to Read the Bible” and “Bible Study”. These are all taught by a TCUSA Accredited Teacher.
Six days a week, Springboard students participate in Physical Education activities. This may range from jogging to line-dancing. It is important that our students gain a healthy approach to living and part of that is through physical activity!
Student at Springboard have opportunities from time to time to learn vocational skills at our own Butterfly Boutique or Café Papillon. This training is designed to help encourage confidence in the work place as well as develop good employable work skills and ethics in our students for future employment. Application completion, interviewing, change making, customer service and serving are all addressed during their stay at Springboard.