The mission of Brush Creek is to see the lives of teenagers transformed and families restored. BCYR is “Where Change Happens.”
Hello and welcome to Brush Creek Youth Ranch, the adolescent boys’ program of Teen Challenge of Oklahoma. If you are reading this then chances are you are like so many other parents that have allowed us to care for and mentor their sons. You might have feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness. We here at Brush Creek want you to know that hope abounds and we desire to help you and your son find what you need.
So many times we talk to parents that tell us how they feel their son is going down the wrong path and making such poor choices. We can affirm to you that you are not alone and that hope for success does exist. Here at Brush Creek, we have seen what the power of God can do in even the most desperate of situations.
Young men today have so many distractions that draw them away from God’s plan for their life. Whether your son is going to be a construction worker, a doctor or maybe even a minister, God has a plan for him to be the best man possible. We want to be a part of helping him get there.
The staff of Brush Creek is dedicated to pouring themselves into your son’s life. Mentoring and a faith-based approach are key ingredients to reaching young men and helping them change their path. Our staff comes from across the country to work here because each and every one of them has a desire to help your son.
Brush Creek is a 12-15 month residential program where first and foremost we will strive to help your son become all that God desires. This process includes mentoring and biblical counseling, group studies and personal studies, vocational learning and an education in our boarding school, The Cross Christian Academy, a fully accredited and state board of education recognized school.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
The spiritual component forms the foundation of the therapeutic program at Brush Creek. Everything we do, and who we are as individuals, is wrapped up in the spiritual component. We realize that most students come to us in rebellion against their parents’ faith and their spiritual upbringing. After all, we only accept teens who have had a Christian upbringing, but the only reason they come to us is that they have gotten off track.
We present our faith and Christian love without compromise, making no apology for the Christian principles we teach. Even so, we never push or force any student to accept what we present, nor shun or punish those who do not. Our desire is to see a solid faith in Jesus Christ that is “owned” by the student, not one that is forced, faked or contrived. A relationship with Christ formed in this way will last forever, not just until they leave our campus.
Jesus Christ taught us much about service. In following His message, we also desire to see students change their focus from self-centered thinking to an “others-centered” mentality.
Academic Achievement and Repair of Past Academic Failure
Our academic program receives high priority at Brush Creek from day one on. We operate The Cross Christian Academy, our fully accredited educational program, on a year-round schedule. A personalized education plan is developed for each student, upon which we evaluate and report individual progress on a regular basis.
We require our students to demonstrate mastery, not just a passing grade, before they advance in any subject, so our tutors are often involved to help strengthen knowledge when testing shows a deficit in understanding. In addition to core subjects, students may also work toward repairing past grades (improving their past grade point average) and recovering lost credits, as a second chance to put their educational goals in order.
Another major thrust of our program is that we work to bring hope and healing to the entire family.
While a student is enrolled at Brush Creek, we also spend time working to restore the environment in the home. At the same time that we teach personal responsibility to teens for their own past choices, we are also fully aware that the family environment has a significant impact on teens. Brush Creek strives to give hope and bring restoration to the entire family, not just the student enrolled with us.
Many parents of our teens have tried every possible method to help their teen, without success. Our family program includes elements such as parent coaching, the study of the same materials the student is learning, conferences with parents, time with a parent advocate and at times, phone calls aimed at restoration.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10
We want each teen to discover the purpose for which God has uniquely designed him or her. For senior students to help find and develop their strengths, we offer advanced leadership training.
To find out more about Brush Creek or to begin enrollment, please complete our Inquiry Form.
We look forward to talking to you about how we can help you, your son and your whole family. Our heart’s desire goes beyond just impacting your son but the restoration of the entire family. May God richly bless you and guide you in your journey to finding hope.
“Bringing Hope to youth, adults and families by providing Christ-centered programs.”
Here at Brush Creek we strive to individuals and families restored. We firmly believe that the foundational relationship for everyone is that of the child to the parent. We want everything that we do to help make this happen.
Our Core Values
Loyalty: “Loyal to God, mission, one another”
Integrity: “Right choices before God and man.”
Vision: “Inspired direction.”
Effective: “Producing measurable results.”
Faith: “Believing God for the impossible.”
Compassion: “Embracing hope, love and reconciliation.”