About Us: FAQ
Frequently Asked questions of Jubilee Leadership Academy
What type of youth does Jubilee serve? Jubilee is specifically structured to help teenage boys between the ages of 13 and 18 who exhibit self-defeating behaviors. Jubilee specializes with problems like: low self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, ODD, ADD, school failure and family conflict.
How long do students stay at Jubilee? Changing old habits takes time. 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 is to get kids back home as soon as possible after genuine “change” has taken place. Jubilee staff never extend a student’s time at Jubilee beyond what is necessary for completion of the program.
12 to 15 months also provides time for parents to complete the two retreats required by the Jubilee program. It is critically important for the student to see his parents also making an effort to “change.”
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 skill level 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. Online academic updates are available for parents.
What role do parents play in their son’s stay at Jubilee? Parents play a vital role. Parents are asked to attend two Parenting Retreats. Parents are encouraged to participates 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 and as the Level System dictates. Parental visits to Jubilee are welcome, but time with their son may be limited if the student is still on the lower levels or is on restriction. Every connection with parents and family is orchestrated to ensure progress in the student’s way of thinking and acting.
What does the Counseling program at Jubilee involve? Each resident meets on a regular basis with a Jubilee counselor. In addition, students are involved in group therapy sessions on a weekly basis. Whereas our clinical counseling program utilizes professional staff, additional therapeutic counseling occurs with our residential staff members, who take advantage of opportunities to deepen relationships with the students. Jubilee works very closely with Dr. Jamie Gavin, the President of Comforting Hope, a 509(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established to help people reach their true potential though emotional healing within a Christian atmosphere. More information and consent forms can be downloaded at Dr. Gavin’s website. Click here for more.
What is the cost of tuition at Jubilee? Tuition for Jubilee is $3500/month. Scholarships may be available on request and availability. Space is limited to facility occupancy.
How do you handle medications and medical appointments? The staff arranges for all medical appointments and provides transportation as needed. The staff also distributes medications according to prescription schedules. Parents are continually kept in the loop and must approve of 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, weight lifting room, and disc golf course. We also offer a wide variety of off campus activities.
Is Jubilee affiliated with any particular church? Jubilee 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 Level System.