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September 29, 2011
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September 29, 2011
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I have had the privilege and honor to serve as an Educator for this ministry for the last 10 years. During my career at Shepherds Hill Academy I have seen the lives of so many young people improve. Not just the lives of the students who attend the academy, but the lives of their family as well. Once the students are taught Christian principles for living, boundaries and discipline just come natural to them and their families. I honestly believe God uses this ministry to change the lives of our troubled youth and to heal hurting families.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Troubled youth are taught Christian principles for living. As a result, their lives are turned around to the point where they can be productive citizens in society.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their capacity to accept more students so they could improve more lives.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What is unique about this organization?

They do not give up on any child. Biblical principles are modeled and taught to the students.

September 29, 2011
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September 29, 2011
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The founders, directors, and staff of this ministry live out and model the Christian life to the students and families they serve. This ministry transforms people’s lives and teaches godly principles to troubled teens and their families. The wilderness aspect of the residential program provides an excellent opportunity for teens to get away from the negative influences of the culture. I know parents are hurting and looking for answers and you cannot put a price tag on the welfare of your child. I was blessed on a couple of occasions to share my testimony with the students of Shepherd’s Hill Academy. It was amazing to me to see the expressions on their faces as I answered their questions and shared the love of Christ with them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Speaking with the students, and answering questions about the Christian Faith. I have seen the children change their whole demeanor and way of life from the time they enroll to the time they graduate.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help improve their donor base.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Donated to their Scholarship program so more children may attend their residential program and school. Guest speaker at their chapel services.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I was asked to share my testimony about the changes that occurred in my life from knowing Christ. Felt lead to give to the scholarship fund to allow more children to attend this wonderful program.

What would you tell others about this organization?

If you know of a teenager who is going down the path of destruction, please inform their parents of this program. Please inform others who are able to give to donate to their scholarship program. You'll never regret it.

September 28, 2011
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September 28, 2011
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As a parent of a troubled teen we were in a dark place as a family. God opened this door (and closed all others) as a place for healing and restoration for our son. The faith based teaching and counseling that is the cornerstone of this organization has turned our son's life around 180 degrees. He has grown much spiritually over the last several months and continues to mature as a christian young man that God will use in a mighty way. This was the right place at the right time for our family. I pray that God continues to bless the work that is being done there.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 28, 2011
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September 28, 2011
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I began working at Shepherd's Hill Academy in early 2005. My experience has far surpassed my expectations of this Therapeutic Boarding School. Although nestled in the rural mountains of NE GA, this school offers cutting edge perspectives on contemporary culture, youth, and families. I highly suggest that anyone interested in this Academy call them or stop by for a face-to-face meeting.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

families from across the country.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

strongly suggest building a considerable support base.

September 23, 2011

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September 23, 2011

My role at Shepherd's Hill Academy is to work with the Girl's Residential Program. Since my time here I have seen significant change in the lives of so many teenage girls.

It has been a blessing to observe these changes and watch these teens grow up into Godly women.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my spiritual development in Christ, character development, leadership ability, managerial roles, and how to apply a Biblical Worldview

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve on the fundraising efforts to make residential care cheaper for families with lower income.

September 23, 2011

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September 23, 2011

I have served with Shepherd's HIll Academy since 2005. I entered in looking at this ministry as another job, a way to make money to pay my college bills. Little did I know, my employment would ignite a passion in me to grow and mature and to serve families in crisis all over America.

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enjoy the environment at Shepherd's Hill Academy. It truly challenges students and staff alike to grow in their character, integrity and relationship building skills. In addition, because of its Christ-centered structure and authoritative environment, staff and students are able to develop how to practically apply biblical truths to their daily living.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my leadership development, critical and constructive thinking, spiritual integrity, the importance of a Biblical Worldview, and how to serve families in crisis with struggling teenagers.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would focus on developing more volunteer efforts.

April 28, 2011

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April 28, 2011

I have worked at SHA since 2004 and the Lord has changed my life through the other staff and the students. The biggest thrill is watching students, who are often on their way to jail, and live within relational misery, come alive again and learn to respect authority and recognize the reason behind living God's way. Christianity isn't just a philosophy or a style of living, it is following a real person and submitting to his way's because he knows best how to live life to the fullest. It has changed my life watching students slowly become the person they were designed to be and relax within themselves and the arms of grace.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

There is no aspect of my life God has not touched through SHA.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make SHA very well known to the church that we would be prayerfully and financially supported in order to be able to afford to take on more kids who can't pay for our services.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

SHA's un wavering foundation on the Word of God if very unique and what makes it effective.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 26, 2011
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April 26, 2011
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Shepherds Hill was our last resort in a series of "solutions" for our teenagers extreme depression and anger. Our family had suffered through several tragedies in a 3 year period and it was more than our child could process. The anger & fear were starting to be acted out in extremely violent ways. We have tried counseling, pyschotherapy, medications & all thier nasty side affects and even a short stay in a institution. Nothing was working and we were loosing our child. After weeks of searching and praying for an answer, Shepherds Hill suddenly appeared on an internet search. I had searched for weeks and never ran across them before. We went for a visit and felt such peace, love, concern, but yet a deep feeling of personal responsibility. We decided this was the place for our child after talking with several parents, the staff, and the visit. .and have not regretted the decision

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our child has been at Shepherds Hill for about 10 weeks, and the difference is amazing. He smiles, he is accepting responsibility, he is taking inniative in his school work, learning new skills, making new friends. We have since talked with other parents and heard thier stories, Shepherds Hill is a life saver. The kids are loved, counseled, expected to carry thier share of the workload

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have major donors that could support scholarships for families and single parents who can not afford the school. It is very expensive to maintain 24/7 care, food, schooling, nursing, counseling, equine therapy, recreation etc.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

internet search

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

family healing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 26, 2011
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April 26, 2011
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I’ve personally seen broken, hurting families come together and heal at Shepherd’s Hill Academy. Troubled teenagers, who their parents did not know what to do with, come in kicking and screaming. Within a couple of months, or sooner, these teens are on the road to recovery. Their whole demeanor and appearance changes. It’s amazing how the love of Christ, taught & modeled to the troubled teens, makes all the difference in their life! Shepherd’s Hill Academy has some of the most compassionate staff who truly cares about the lives of troubled teens and their families!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Troubled teens and their families.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the good works they do to more people.

April 24, 2011

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April 24, 2011

I have had the privilege to serve along with the administration, faculty, and staff at Shepherd's Hill Academy. I have also had the tremendous opportunity to meet with several of the current and alumni parents. Shepherd's Hill is by far one of the nation's best programs in it's field and has been acknowledged so by many national and regional organizations.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization by seeing so many lives transformed by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would make it where money wasn't an issue for those seeking assistance for their family. The reality is that there will always be people needing help, so please pray for this organization and consider a gift.

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