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Teen Work Sharp™

Teen Work Sharp™ for Vocational Prep

Vocational Training
Vocational education and personal mentoring are the cornerstone of our school, coupled with off-site vocational placement with business partners. At our Tennessee boarding school, boys 13-17 gain confidence, build character, and develop life skills through on-site work projects. Boys also learn to use many different hand and power tools. As they progress, they are allowed, with supervision, to apply for and obtain off-site work.

The on-site trades include Carpentry, Woodworking, Electrical Work, Plumbing, Computer Basics, Culinary Arts, Agriculture, Auto Mechanics, Barista training, and much more.

Our vocational training staff aids teen boys in learning accountability, transportation, and company compliance. Each boy’s hard-earned paychecks go into a savings account. The program also keeps teen boys moving toward independent living as young adults.

Our key overall focus is to help young teens become upstanding citizens who learn the value of a good, hard day’s work and develop a strong character so they can one day provide for themselves and their families.

Adult Work Sharp™ for Life
(Separate Vocational Training for Ages 18-25)

The Adult Work Sharp program in New York serves the transition from foster care to adulthood. Once the foster boy turns 18, he is removed from the foster care system. Young men who have gone from home to home, parent to parent, are expected to enter the working world with the skills to hold a job, keep up with rent, and remain independent. But that rarely ends up being the case. Many young men end up broke, homeless, in trouble with the law, and angry at the world…

Vocational Training
The Adult Work Sharp ™ vocational training is dedicated to serving young men’s transition from foster care to adulthood. Our goal is to help young men (18-25) transition into society as stable contributors, able to hold a job, live on their own, and give back to their community. We offer a group home setting with one-to-one mentoring, psychological counseling, and attainable goals focusing on workforce development, physical and mental health, and spiritual development.

What We Offer in Work Sharp™

Tennessee boarding school


Campus environment that models and teaches respect, active listening, conflict resolution, and professionalism.

Workforce Development

On-site development and education, delivering marketable skills in maintenance, landscaping, culinary arts, hospitality, guest services, and other areas.

Physical & Mental Growth

Daily workouts and intentional education focusing on body, mind, and spirit health.

Spiritual Formation

Daily devotion opportunities through chapel services, bible studies, and spiritual mentoring.


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Vocational Training - Teen Work Sharp™ - Timothy Hill Academy

Timothy Hill Academy offers vocational training and personal mentoring through its Work Sharp(TM) program for troubled teen boys.