Mission: To provide troubled youth with new opportunities, and a chance to succeed. Glen mills schools offers both a residential program and community based programs. Our focus is on behavior, character, academics, athletics, and trade programs which provide our students with the confidence and competence to be successful in life.
Programs: Founded in 1826 as the house of refuge, the glen mills schools has provided services continuously for over one hundred and ninety years and is the oldest existing institution of its type in the united states. The glen mills schools, located in delaware county, pennsylvania, has been at its present location for over one hundred years. The schools contracts with various state and county agencies to serve primarily as a residential facility for delinquent young men between the ages of 14 to 18. The glen mills schools primarily provides residential services for male delinquent youth, including diagnostic, educational and transitional services. Our general objectives, the same for all youth committed to our care, promotes the acquisition of life skills which prepares them to lead self-sufficient lives, whether their plan is reunification with parent/guardian(s) or independent living upon their discharge. As each youth accomplishes his goals and functions as a mature, responsible member of the glen mills community, his self-definition changes as well. The impact upon his self-concept and self-esteem is the result of his exposure to our carefully controlled, supervised normative culture. Services provided to youth committed to our care include: * providing a stable, safe and secure non-threatening environment which promotes and supports growth and achievement * providing superior nutrition and shelter * providing services that address physical, social and behavioral needs, especially with regard to anger control, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, reinforcement of positive self-image, self-respect, and empathy for others * programming that assures a youths' behavioral and competency development * programming that provides not only educational but career and technical training which helps in the development of marketable, entry level job skills * providing an equal opportunity and accessibility to leisure activities including participation in intramural and/or interscholastic athletic competition * promoting the development of soft skills such as punctuality, respect, interpersonal and communication skills, and organizational pride which is supported by talented, qualified and dedicated staff during fiscal year 2017, the glen mills schools serviced approximately 1,075 boys in its residential program generating over 164,000 residential boy days of service. The alternative education program serviced over 50 students from a variety of local area school districts generating over 6,800 educational days for students. The non-residential programming includes over 1,890 shelter care boy days and over 71,500 non-residential visits, sessions, and services provided that includes community-based after care programs, truancy diversion, curfew monitoring, global positioning services, weekend respite, and career technical education programing.