a service of Teen Challenge International, USA

The Ultimate Pursuit, a Teen Challenge story of hope

Written by Patty Baker on Oct 28, 2011

The Reverend Carl D. Smith, ordained as a minister in 2002 with the Evangelical Church Alliance, struggled through years of addiction, incarceration and homelessness as a young man.  A California boy who enlisted in the Navy in his teens, Carl became addicted to heroin while … [ read more ]

Photography Contest for Promotions

Written by Patty Baker on Oct 24, 2011

One Teen Challenge center is hosting a photography contest for both professional and amateur photographers. What a great idea for some free publicity for the center and getting good photographs! This isn’t a fundraising event in itself, although you could charge an entry fee and … [ read more ]

Red Ribbon Week – Drug Facts Week

Written by Patty Baker on Oct 19, 2011

October is a busy month for drug prevention nationally.  October 23-31 is Red Ribbon Week – the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. It is a way for pe0ple and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. this year’s … [ read more ]

New Discounts for Teen Challenge Centers

Written by Patty Baker on Oct 19, 2011

Teen Challenge USA is happy to announce a new discount for all Teen Challenge centers purchasing the Group Studies for New Christians student materials. After renegotiating with our supplier, we are able to offer a 45% discount on GSNC student manuals and study guides. This … [ read more ]


Written by Guest Author on Oct 18, 2011

Stewardship “Faithfully managing God’s call and resources” by Karissa McCarter When we think about stewardship, we often think about budgets and taking good care of property and belongings. But as our tagline suggests, there is also the issue of stewarding the call God has entrusted … [ read more ]

Media Update

Written by Patty Baker on Oct 18, 2011

Exciting news from the Media Coordinator, Lynette Scherber — Dawson McAllister will be airing our PSAs on their show for the next six months! Shows are generally aired weekly, but in a few radio markets they air nightly. In a quick overview, some are superwatt … [ read more ]

Arkansas Teen Challenge Weathers the Storm

Written by Guest Author on Oct 07, 2011

By Tim Culbreth, Director of Teen Challenge of Arkansas in Hot Springs Village, AR April 25th Teen Challenge of Arkansas in Hot Springs Village was badly damaged by tornados that moved through the area. Today, the daily routine of the students and functions are back … [ read more ]

EF-5 Tornado Hits Joplin May 22, 2011

Written by Guest Author on Oct 06, 2011

By Jim Lowans, Director of Teen Challenge of the Four States in Neosho, MO The western skies looked as dark as I had ever seen, our weather radio was blaring with tornado warnings for Newton and Jasper County, MO. From my home I made a … [ read more ]

Washington DC Report

Written by Snow Peabody on Oct 06, 2011

Teen Challenge USA, is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).    In response to a 2011 national poll, which rated drug abuse and childhood obesity as the top health concerns for our nation’s youth CADCA Chairman and CEO Gen. Arthur T. Dean … [ read more ]

Year-End Fundraising – Are you ready?

Written by Patty Baker on Oct 05, 2011

We all know that the best time to raise more money is the end of the year. Year-end fundraising has long been the time when we catch our budgets up and have a little breathing room, financially speaking. It’s no surprise that many non-profits raise … [ read more ]