Does Your Son Lack Independence?
One of the most common concerns Forte Strong parents have for their children is lack of independence. These young men are often very bright, but they lack the basic skills to live on their own. They may have failed out of college, have difficulty holding a steady job, or just struggle to adequately take care of themselves. This can be distressing for parents, who want nothing more but to see their children spread their wings and successfully leave the nest on their own. Adult children living at home can also be a financial burden for parents as they near retirement. After struggling with the issue on their own for a while, helping their child leave the nest might seem a hopeless dream to a parent of a child struggling with Failure to Launch Syndrome. Rest assured that achieving independent living is possible for any young man with the right expert care.
An Independence Program for Young Men Can Help
That’s where Forte Strong comes in. Forte Strong is a residential program designed to teach young men all of the basic life skills and independence factors that they need to live their best life, while utilizing therapy and life coaches to overcome any other issues they may be struggling with. At Forte Strong, young men live away from home but under the supervision and guidance of our staff. They learn many important life skills, such as learning to drive a scooter, which provides a huge measure of independence. They receive help in applying for, landing, and holding a job, which allows them to provide for themselves. They learn the basics of healthy eating and how to plan, shop for, and cook their own healthy meals on a budget. The importance of mediation and physical fitness is stressed. Overall, graduates of Forte Strong walk away with a solid base of skills in all of the most important areas of independent living and success.
Additionally, our coaches are specialized in understanding each young man’s individual needs. Everyone has different challenges holding them back from achieving their full potential. This personalized approach ensures that young men learn the life skills that they personally need in order to continue to succeed after graduating the program. This approach sets us apart from some other independence camps and programs out there because our team really focuses on each boy individually, giving them the care and attention that they need to really achieve.
A Taste of Independent Living
At Forte Strong, students are given a taste of independent living while learning the life skills they need. Our students are not coddled. They are given the resources they need to succeed and are expected to use them. Students live independent from coaches in houses with other Forte Strong students, and they are responsible for themselves. They are expected to clean after themselves and take care of themselves. Students are taught how to find and succeed in a job and then expected to find and work a part-time job while attending Forte Strong. Yes, our coaches are there every step of the way to help students succeed, but it falls on the student to do the work. This helps them to learn to live independently while they have the resources of the program to fall back on. Some other programs take students out of the real world to a farm or wilderness camp, but we believe that’s not how you truly learn to be independent. You need to try your hand at the skills that you learn while in the independence program in order to truly learn. Students at Forte Strong graduate with real-life independent living experience under their belt that allows them to transition to true independent living seamlessly.
Can We Help Your Son Gain Independence?
We truly believe that every young man has the ability to live independently and succeed in life with the proper guidance and education. Our passion lies in helping young adults succeed and we would love to do the same for your son.
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