Endorsements

In its 60 years of existence, Teen Challenge has been recommended by some of the world's leading voices. 

 
 

I've believed in this ministry since its very beginning. And I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge! 

President George W. Bush

 

Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with their substance abuse, but is also gives our kids something to live for—a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere. It’s going to take the all-out commitment of concerned citizens like you and me to help turn the tide of drug abuse among our kids, but for Teen Challenge to help we need your help now more than ever. A wise person once said that God’s reward for a job well done is that He always gives us a bigger job to do. We have that bigger job, and with your generosity we’ll help more of America’s youth than ever before. I sincerely appreciate your efforts to reach and rehabilitate the many young people who have, at present, no hope in life. The ministry and dedication of Teen Challenge deserve the commendation of every citizen.

President Ronald Reagan

 

Teen Challenge is the oldest one of the most effective ongoing programs of its kind in America. Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with substance abuse but it also gives our kids something to live for, a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere.

Reverend Billy Graham

 

My wife Jan and I had the privilege of developing and directing the Rawhide Boys Ranch program for 35 years, helping young men from the juvenile courts get their lives back on track.It is now a great honor to serve on the Teen Challenge Board helping young adults become Godly citizens. It thrills us to see first hand the wonderful work TC is doing for men and women from our communities. This organization is probably the most successful in the nation and certainly worthy of our support.

 

One of the best–documented success rates among faith-based efforts is that of Teen Challenge, which combats drug addiction…When Teen Challenge claimed a 70 percent cure rate for addiction, it was challenged by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, which funded a study by the National Institute of Mental Health in 1975. Critics were skeptical of Teen Challenge’s claims. To the surprise of the investigators, the study published in 1976, showed that 86 percent of Teen Challenge graduates were living drug-free lives.

Mrs. Vel Phillips

Former Judge, Alderman, and Secretary of State

 

When all is lost there’s still one thing left and that’s Teen Challenge…that’s why I’ve been committed to the program. I don’t think all hope is lost in life as long as people are willing to get together and do what it takes to do the right thing...

Barbara J. Elliott

Written in Street Saints

 

I would like to say that October 29, 2004 was the most inspirational, yet informative event that I have attended on behalf of Alderman Davis, Sr. since my appointment began. I was most impressed with the graduates and their personal achievements. Also, the choir sang with so much passion and conviction, it became overwhelming at one point in the evening.

Chaplain (LTC) John A. Melendez

Retired U.S. Army

 

What I like about Teen Challenge and their mission is that they treat you as they see you should be and by doing that, it makes you become all you can be. There are a lot of programs where people say they are going into treatment and they complete that program, they get a certificate and then a week later they are back out on the street using again. I don’t have that problem with defendants who come through Teen Challenge.

Nicky Cruz

Former Gang Warlord

 

If you’re thinking that it’s not worth it - ya it is when you buy it from Teen Challenge! If you don’t want it, buy it and bring it again next year. Listening to the statistics about Teen Challenge graduates, you don’t find that after six months they are out there doing the same old thing again.

David Wilkerson

Founder of Teen Challenge