A Holistic Approach to Treatment
As a fully-licensed residential treatment facility, Natchez Trace Youth Academy offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities for our students. Our treatment programs take a holistic approach to care, recognizing that our students should be bringing the skills they learn in therapy to every aspect of their lives, from the classroom to the basketball court. We offer multiple opportunities for our students to express themselves and take part in extracurricular programs and activities that enrich their stay and their treatment. These activities give our students a chance to work on their behaviors in real time with their peers, but also provides them with readiness and preparedness skills for when they leave our program.
ENRICHMENT SERVICES INCLUDE:
Academics & Vocational Training: We run a fully-accredited school with opportunities to earn a diploma, train for the GED exam, prep for standardized tests like the ACT and more. We also offer training in professions such as woodworking, horticulture, auto repair and more.
Athletics & Outdoor Immersion: Students can participate in outdoor activities like climbing on our Alpine Tower, canoeing, and other intramural sports activities. We also have two TSSAA sports team in basketball and track.
Native American Enrichment Track: This program addresses the lives and complexities of Native American young men who would like to stay connected to their culture, spirituality and traditions while at Natchez Trace. We offer many ways to help maintain that connection, including a Sweat Lodge, a Medicine Wheel, and participation in Talking Circles.
In addition to the specific programming above, we encourage participation in local community service groups/organizations and take frequent trips to local sports games and history museums. Our goal is to give students a thorough and well-rounded experience as they develop into positive, productive members of their communities.
Reach Out for Help
Our admissions staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. to schedule a no-cost, mental health assessment. Call 931-296-1183 to get started. For questions about our programs, you can also use our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.