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What type of youth does Jubilee serve?
Jubilee Leadership Academy is specifically structured to help teenage boys between the ages of 13 and 18 who desire a better life. Jubilee’s students are normal young men, just like your teen. Our students come from communities all over the United States to Jubilee to start over in a new environment. Many of the students that attend Jubilee are seeking assistance coping with issues stemming from adoption, divorce, abandonment, low-self-esteem substance abuse, ODD, ADD, school failure, family conflict or are just hanging out with the wrong crowd. We also serve students that come from unsafe living environments and need the structure and stability that is offered in our program.
How long do students stay at Jubilee?
As with most aspects of our program, Jubilee individualizes the recommended stay based on the needs of the student and family. The average time to complete the program is 12 to 15 months. A student’s motivation to change and grow dictates his length of stay. The goal at Jubilee Leadership Academy is to get your students back home as soon as possible after he has the tools to deal with life’s issues. Jubilee staff work with families and community to support to determine the appropriate length of stay.
12 to 15 months also provides time for parents to complete the one retreat required by the Jubilee program.
Will the students attend school while at Jubilee?
Yes, our fully accredited, year around, academic program allows students to make up credits in an individualized program designed to meet Washington’s States Core Curriculum Guidelines. Our students are grouped according to their age rather than grade so that students are working with others at their academic level. Students explore a full range of subject matter during the course of a day. Approximately 3 hours per day is dedicated to core academic subjects and 3 hours are dedicated to vocational and character education. Weekly on-line academic updates are available for parents. Jubilee also has the ability to assist with credit retrieval for students are behind in credits.
What role do parents play in their son’s stay at Jubilee?
Parents play a vital role. Parents are asked to attend a Parenting Retreat. Parents are encouraged to participate in weekly phone calls with their son and also communicate with staff and counselor on a regular basis for updates on their son’s progress. Parent involvement will be based on the progress of the student. Parental visits to Jubilee are welcome. Every connection with parents and family is orchestrated to ensure progress in the student’s way of thinking and acting. Parents are also invited to attend monthly Parent Empowerment sessions. These sessions will better assist families to live with and help their sons during and after the program. These sessions are available on-line using Go-to-Webinar. Once your son is enrolled in services at Jubilee Leadership Academy, speak with your counselor about getting involved.
What does the Counseling program at Jubilee involve?
Every student enrolled in the Jubilee Leadership Academy meets with a counselor that specializes in his needs and in the needs of the family. The counselors at Jubilee Leadership Academy specialize in a myriad of needs including mental health, addiction to chemicals, addiction to technology, anger management and teens affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Students at our program also have the opportunity to benefit from Intensive Outpatient in a group setting, trauma group, and ACE’s training. Under the leadership of Mr. Todd Wagner, LICSW, CDP, our clinical counseling program utilizes professional staff with over 80 years of combined experience.
What is the cost of tuition at Jubilee?
Tuition for Jubilee Leadership Academy is $3500/month. Space is limited to facility occupancy. We encourage every person in need of help to contact us. We will go above and beyond to assist you if we can! Contact our admissions department for more details on scholarship opportunities and any requirements for the award.
How do you handle medications and medical appointments?
Jubilee Leadership Academy has dedicated a team of supportive employees that handle all of the student’s wellness needs. The employees of the Student Services department set-up appointments including physicals, eye exams and medication reviews. We provide transportation to these appointments and accompany them for support. Parents are continually kept in the loop and must approve all medical procedures, prescriptions and expenses.
What types of activities does Jubilee have for the students?
We work hard at Jubilee and we also play hard. Jubilee believes that activities must be provided for fun and active involvement of the students with our staff. Jubilee’s on campus activities include a skateboard park, paintball course, high ropes course, basketball courts, golf driving range, horse riding arena and weight lifting room. We also offer a wide variety of off campus activities.
Is Jubilee affiliated with any particular church?
Jubilee Leadership Academy is a non-denominational Christian ministry, and is not affiliated with any one church. Jubilee utilizes a Biblical counseling model that brings the message of Jesus Christ to the lives of students in a non-threatening way. We do not “force-feed” kids with the Gospel, and have no requirements for their spiritual growth in order to progress through the program.
Contact Jubilee Leadership Academy
To get more specific information about the Mission of Jubilee Leadership Academy, please call 509-749-2103, or get more information about our mission through the Contact Us page.