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About Face Service Corps

This youth service corps program is available for state or county court-referred or at-risk teenage boys. It is a short-term, military-style residential program with a targeted completion of 120 successful days and an emphasis on behavioral change with involvement in community service projects. High standards are set for youth, challenging them to continually improve.

Young men in the program go through a two-week rotation of attending school at Starr Academy, Rawhide’s on-campus private school, and then helping with a number of community service projects. Physical training is also part of their daily routine.

Youth Service Corps Program

Young men involved in the About Face Service Corps learn about moral values, integrity, honor, courage, self-discipline, hard work, loyalty and selfless service to others.

  1. Community Service Work – Students learn the joy of serving others by helping low income families and non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, homeless shelters, food pantries, local park and recreation projects, and disaster relief. Young men serve local Wisconsin communities four days each week.
  2. Physical Training – Students participate in an early morning physical conditioning routine designed to promote strength, flexibility, and physical well-being.
  3. Counseling – Young men work with a certified social worker/therapist who provides individual, group, and family counseling, and emphasizes successful transition back into the home communities.
  4. Academics – Students work on improving their basic academic levels in English, math, reading, science, and social studies.
  5. Moral and Religious Training – Students can voluntarily participate in biblical studies and attend a community church that teach moral values through daily study and meditation.