Lakeside overview

Lakeside Academy is a Christian, therapeutic residential center for troubled teen boys who are struggling with anger management, behavioral issues, and/or substance use and addiction.  Located on 48 acres in Buffalo, MN, Lakeside Academy provides an active therapeutic environment, with on-site chemical dependency and mental health counseling services, an online high school with oversight by the local public school district, and college prep classes, all designed to meet the individual needs of each student.

Features

  • Onsite licensed chemical dependency counseling and integrated mental health counseling for substance abuse, co-occurring mental health, and behavioral issues
  • Holistic therapeutic environment helps boys build new healthy habits based on our model of encouragement and empowerment
  • Activities such as fishing, hiking, hobby farm and many project-based learning experience opportunities to help boys discover their potential
  • Online high school managed by the local public school, and college prep classes to help each student catch up or keep up with class work

Lakeside Academy is a program of Mn Adult & Teen Challenge

FAQs

Q – WHY A 12 MONTH PROGRAM?

A- We believe it takes a full year for a teen boy to let go of bad habits and create new healthy ones. Over the course of 12 months destructive relationships can be broken and new ones forged.

Q – WHY A CHRISTIAN PROGRAM?

A – We base our entire program on teaching each teen to forge their own life-transforming relationship with Christ.

Q – HOW WILL MY SON BENEFIT?

A – You can see the results–right relationships, restored families, truly content and purposeful lives, and refocused futures.