Follow-Up Evaluations

Follow-up evaluations are conducted with parents up to five years later (including those whose student’s did not complete the program) and those evaluations reveal:

  • 83% reported an increase in respect for parents, siblings, & other authority figures
  • 77.7% reported an increase in healthy relationships and secured employment
  • 69.2% reported a reduction (or elimination) of at risk behaviors
  • 69.2% of graduates are currently enrolled in college

Ultimately, Ozarks Teen Challenge success rate is seen most clearly through the faces and testimonies of our students and families themselves.

Josh’s Testimony


Letter from a Parent

“Defiant. Disrespectful. Angry. Irresponsible. Selfish. Arrogant. User. Chaos. This was Sam in the summer of 2013. Our lives were consumed by trying to tweak the world to keep our son…”


Pierce’s Testimony