Video: Introducing the V.L.E.

Become a Partner So Boys Can Thrive Again

Please help us turn lives around by having boys find themselves through nature.

What We Do

What We Do
The Village Leadership Expeditions (V.L.E.), is a therapeutic wilderness program that services teenage boys and young adults in a safe, structured, positive and supportive environment.

The Need

The Need
According to statistics by the CDC and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in 11 areas of drug use and at-risk behavior, rates have increased or remained the same in every category.

After Care

After Care
Unlike many existing adolescent programs, the VLE is focused as much on caring for clients after they leave our grounds as when they first walk through the door.

“Now we’re dealing with the individual who’s in a raw state, who is actually able to listen, who is open to internalizing the tools and making decisions that are going to be important for them to integrate back into the community.”

– Steve Lewanick, V.L.E. Program Director

Featured in Ami Magazine