Agapé is an Effective and Affordable Program for Teenage Boys with Behavioral, Motivational, or Academic Struggles

Agapé offers a wide variety of opportunities to put boys back on the right track toward a bright future. Many of these features are found in other programs, but you will not find the variety of opportunities on one campus like Agapé.  Along with 24/7 supervision and great food, we provide accredited academics, vocational training, mentoring, sports, and many of the activities that boys enjoy. We are one of the lowest cost troubled teen boarding schools. Agapé offers the same (if not better) quality and outcomes than therapeutic boarding schools, yet we are about 1/3rd the cost.


Our Three Main Goals

  1. Spiritual Growth – First, we help students to develop spiritually, which we believe will improve all other areas of the boy’s life and his relationships with others.
  2. Behavioral Growth – Second, we help students to develop better behavior. Your son will learn many life skills and become a productive member of society. As his behaviors improve, he will begin to display character, discipline, and personal accountability, and he will rebuild broken relationships. We foster these changes through our structured environment, a level system for earning privileges and responsibilities; simple day to day events and responsibilities on campus that become learning experiences. Above all, we emphasize that lasting behavioral change is through a transforming relationship with Christ.
  3. Academic Growth – Third, we provide fully accredited studies and individual instruction to help boys achieve academically. As students’ behavior improves, they often find new motivation in school. Your son will receive the credits needed to get back on track with his education or receive his diploma.

Agapé is a Professional Organization with Caring Staff, Well-Respected in the Community

Agapé employs caring staff who see their work with hurting teens as a ministry. Nearly all have attended college, and many have Bachelor’s and even Master’s degrees in education or ministry-related topics. Education is important to us at Agapé, and we provide boys with a quality academic program. Agapé maintains an excellent relationship with the surrounding community.

“A school with a heart, in the heart of Missouri”

Over the years, Agapé has helped thousands of teenage boys find new direction. If you are looking for help for your teen or would like more information, please fill in our inquiry form and one of our parent coaches will promptly contact you.