Gateway Military Academy was created as a response to families in pain. By the time boys get to us, the entire family is hurting and often in danger. Parents still love their son, but the trust and their hearts are broken. Our ranch provides boys with consistent structure. Boys fulfill daily responsibilities and weekly drill and academic goals. They learn the value of submission to authority. Just as importantly, they discover the benefits of self-discipline. Best of all, they are introduced to a personal relationship with Christ and an understanding of His transforming power. While here, many boys complete their high school education. Marching drills, exercises, and healthy eating ensures they leave in the best shape they have ever been. They also have opportunities to play sports (basketball, soccer, baseball) participate in 5K runs, visit Third World countries, travel with the Stay Sharp team, and hear amazing speakers like Victor Marx in person. The ranch is a place for reconciliation. Boys need to be reconciled to their families. We teach them to submit to your authority. Your visits to the ranch give them the opportunity to practice that submission. We also support parents with classes (no additional charge) so that when their son returns home he is not returning to the same environment.