FAQs

Goals:​​​

  • The graduates of the Heart of America Teen Challenge of Greater Kansas City program will be equipped to live a successful Christian life through:

  • Living Biblical principles taught and experienced daily in studies and physical labor activities.

  • Participating in Bible studies, Church attendance, Community volunteering, family living with household duties, gardening, and other work projects

  •  Building strong relationships with family, church, community, and employment learned as an educated Teen Challenge student.

 

Who Are We?

 

  • Heart of America Teen Challenge of Greater Kansas City

  • Bible-based, Christ-Centered Program

  • Emphasizes the power of God through Jesus Christ to change lives.

  • Christian Discipleship for teenage and adult men in a residential environment.

  • Victory Comes through a change of life not just the change of a particular habit or issue.

 

 

How are we different from other programs?

 

  • Heart of America Teen Challenge is the only program in the United States that enrolls 16 and 17-year-old students in an adult structured setting.

  • Financial assistance is provided to many that cannot afford and adolescent structured program.

  • Ministry goals are to reach as many individuals as possible.

 

What services are offered?

 

  • One Year Discipleship Program for men 16 years and up, including a 30 Day Challenge Discipleship Program.

  • Support Groups for Men and Women dealing with Life-controlling issues.

  • Counseling and referrals to other Teen Challenge options.

 

How Long is the Program?

 

  • A one-year residential program of intense discipleship in a disciplined environment.

  • A 30-day residential program is also available for individuals that cannot commit to a year.

 

What areas of learning do you offer?

 

  • Studies are based and taught around the truth of God's Word.

  • Students learn to live with strict schedules and to complete daily household chores.

  • Work experience projects and training is offered to assist them in developing good work attitudes needed for them to be successful in any trade or job they choose,

 

Our Graduates Pay It Forward:

 

  • Graduates may be offered an intern capacity to help others coming into the program.,

  • Graduates serving in an intern capacity have proven to be an inspiration to new students and a fulfilling experience for them.

 

Our residents reach out to those in need:

 

  • Students and staff travel to churches and community organizations to educate everyone that there is help available for those in desperate need.

  • Current students share their experiences and victories obtained through Jesus changing their lives and Teen Challenge providing a place where these changes are happening.

 

What is the cost of the program?

 

  • Cost is approximately $1,500 per student per month;  however, with generous support from churches and individuals, we endeavor to offer scholarships to all students up to $1,100 of the tuition cost.

  • Entry fee is $250 with $400 per month following every 30 days.

  • Teen Challenges nationwide have a success rate of over 70%.

  • Research shows secular programs costs are estimated up to $30,000 for a 30-day treatment with a very low success rate.

 

What is the residential home like?

 

  • Our "Oasis" residential center is located on 18 acres just outside the city limits of Lawrence, Kansas.

  • Our small farm grows commercial crops and has a firewood business.

  • Outside recreation is encouraged and includes a full basketball court.

  • Housing includes room for eleven students and includes a living room for Bible studies, dining room for family style meals, full kitchen and bathroom facilities shared by residents.

 

 

 

Administrative Office

Heart of America Teen Challenge

9800 E. 350 Highway

Raytown, Mo, 64133

816-491-2178