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Calhoun, Tennessee
Dr. Blondel E. Senior

Originally founded in 1989 as Advent Home Youth Services, Inc and now known as Advent Home Learning Center, Inc., it is a Christian-based, residential learning center for struggling young men ages 12-18, who are struggling with academic, emotional and behavioral issues such as ADHD, ODD, mild autism, Tourettes syndrome, Asperger's disorder and bipolar diagnosis. Advent Home Learning Center is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt corporation and is an Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries (ASI) supported ministry.

Dr. Blondel Senior is the director who previously worked as a management consultant for Honeywell and holds a PhD. Advent Home Learning Center is accredited by the State of Tennessee Department of Education, through the E.A. Sutherland Education Association (EASEA) and provides its students with individualized Christian schooling.

Students receive individual and group counseling in addition to Family Forums, which take place four times a year. These weekend events allow the parents to participate in counseling and training with their child. The basis for Advent's program is the use of The Maturation Therapy Curriculum, which focuses on three areas of personal progress: Foundations of Growth, Foundations of Self Regard and Foundations of Interpersonal Skills. Advent Home also utilizes a work education program for the boys in which they learn vocational and work skills in gardening, building and equipment maintenance, food preparation and community outreach projects, mission trips and spiritual programs.

Recreational activities teach teamwork and social skills and provide fresh air and sunshine for the boys on the 225 acre farm land along the Hiwassee River. These activities include hiking, soccer, tennis and basketball.

[This information came from the Advent Home Learning Center, Inc. website.]


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