Helping Troubled Kids With its college-like campus with Victorian buildings dating back to 1826, the Glen Mills Schools might initially be mistaken for a high-priced, all-boys, college prep school. But these young men, ages 15 to 18, are not there because they want to be. They're troubled youths, many from faraway places, who have been sent to the Concordville, PA-based residential facility (on average, for about 15 months) by juvenile court systems to help them turn their lives around and develop a better sense of self-esteem. This is achieved through positive reinforcement (there are no locks or bars), mentoring and learning pro-social skills

BY Kristen E. Monte Associate Editor At first glance, Glen Mills Schools might be mistaken for a prestigious private school, with its gated entrance, steep hills and buildings dating as far back as 1826. It is not until you explore the campus that you realize this is a residential facility for troubled youth. Glen Mills Schools, located in Concordville, PA, approximately 20 miles southwest of Philadelphia, is the oldest residential school for court-referred young men in the country. Founded in 1826, it is home to boys, ages 15 to 18, from all over the U.S. and several other countries. The fundamental concept

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