What Does a Normal Day Look Like at Boise Girls Academy?
We believe that every interaction with teenagers in our care is a mentoring opportunity that can help them change their behaviors and motivations from the inside out.
Inviting Transformation through Spiritual and Mentoring Activities
In addition to the mentorship and coaching that takes place throughout the course of a day, our students also participate in structured group sessions 5 days each week. Our students take part in group and personal Bible studies, character-building studies, and personal reflection times. We expect students to participate in all program activities. This includes chapel service, off-campus worship and other church-related activities (youth conventions, Christian concerts, etc.).
Structured Schedule Full of Purposeful Activities
We believe in helping our students develop a positive self-esteem and self-image. One of the ways this happens is through participation in exercise activities. Our regularly scheduled exercise activities are fun, as well as beneficial to developing healthy life-long habits.
We serve three meals a day, eaten home-style with our staff. Our meals are well-balanced and provide our students with proper nutrition.
Chores and other work responsibilities are part of the daily schedule. Students are also required to keep their living spaces in order – beds made and drawers and wardrobes neat and tidy. Through these responsibilities, our students contribute to a clean living environment. Students who may not have experience in certain chores will receive guidance and training as overseen by our direct-care staff.
The schedule is more relaxed on weekends. Students wake up later and have more free time and time for program-scheduled extracurriculars. We also attend church on Sundays. Outdoor activities include gardening, playing Frisbee, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Indoor activities include music lessons, playing board games, crafts, and art. During free time, our direct-care staff remain nearby.