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Youth for Tomorrow

Private | 6-12 | 75 students

Our school is best known for providing Residential, Education and Counseling.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $335,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,450.

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3 stars

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Posted September 9, 2013

I've learned so many things from having a son with challenges and I ve yet to locate a perfect plan of treatment for a kid like mine. No one school is perfect and no one school may have the perfect remedy. What I did find at YFT were dedicated professionals who are willing to go above and beyond to achieve beneficial results for children- this consistency and commitment is what my son needed. Although it was a hard road while he lived at YFT, it was worth it; the results were not immediate but were evident several years later.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I could see my daughter's potential but I saw her making decisions leading down the wrong path - I didn't know how to help her. YFT really helped her develop the skills and confidence to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2013

Youth For Tomorrow is a residential home and private school for at-risk teenage boys and girls. Children are placed in our care by concerned parents, social workers, probation officers and foster care/family services officials throughout the region. Most of these residents/students reside with us for 9 - 12 months, but some remain for 2 - 3 years. Many of our resident/students come to YFT 2-5 years behind academically. YFT provides a safe and nurturing home, a rigorous education with a 6:1 student-teacher ratio and intensive and comprehensive therapeutic counseling services. The complexity of the behavioral issues of children referred to YFT has increased significantly over our 27 year history. Many bring an angry attitude, addiction, depression, ADHD and other behavioral problems. Our Therapeutic Counseling Services which includes individual, group and family counseling, is extremely effective redirecting the lives of these children. Our results are amazing and our annual success rate of redirecting these troubled teenagers has averaged between 84 - 87%!!! As you see, we are not the "typical school" and our residents are not the typical student.
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Posted September 6, 2010

This school is a farce. They push kids ahead without them really doing the work so if they leave and want to go back to public school they are so far behind. And when it comes time for the yearly graduation the kids have been engineered into being successful so that it looks good to the public.


Posted February 27, 2009

This is a great school ! The staff and teacher's are GREAT and they work with the children one on one if they need to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

My little sister has been at yft for about 2 years now I miss her so much. but I know shes better off there she has accomplished so much since she has been there.The staff is so great with the girls the homes are so nice. The school is great Im glad thats the place they placed her instead of a foster home.


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 40% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 20% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 20% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Northern Virginia Comm College
George Mason
Trinity
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language

Health & athletics

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Therapeutic
Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Gary L. Jones, CEO
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Boarding options
  • Boarding school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • NIPSA
Fax number
  • (703) 361-4335

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Therapeutic
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Residential
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
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School culture

Dress Code
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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
More from this school
  • Youth For Tomorrow is a residential home for at-risk teenage boys and girls. We provide safe and nurturing homes, accredited secondary school with a 6:1 student/teacher ratio and intensive therapeutic counseling services. These wrap-around services provide our children/residents and their families the help needed to redirect their lives to become responsible and productive members of society.
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Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Northern Virginia Comm College
George Mason
Trinity
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 20%
4 year college - 40%
Vocational - 20%
Workforce - 20%
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11835 Hazel Circle Dr
Bristow, VA 20136
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Phone: (703) 368-7995

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