The Choteau Youth Ranch is a private, non-profit organization that provides short and long-term residential care services for boys, ages 12-17. The program works with boys who exhibit a variety of problems including, anger management, rebellious, defiant, abusive behaviors, low self-esteem, depressed, manipulative, etc.
The Choteau Youth Ranch Early Intervention/Aftercare and Behavior Modification Program is designed to teach teens how to lead a balanced life. Choteau is an inter-denominational, Christian based program that offers an individualized educational program for each student based on Montana's education standards.
Upon arrival into the program, students participate in online transferable credit courses from the Montana E-Distance Learning Consortium at www.mselc.org. Students receive vocational training skills in woodworking, automotive maintenance, lawn care, gardening and animal care as well as help in identifying careers, Resume writing, etc. Students participate in a variety of activities including, fishing, golfing, horsemanship, an on-site climbing wall, etc.
Choteau is a member of the Montana Private Alternative Adolescent Residential Programs and registered with the Private Alternative Adolescent Programs or Outdoor Programs of Montana.
Note:The information used in this New Perspective came from the Choteau Youth Ranch website and Program Director Ron Daley.