Residents come to Tennessee Valley Teen Challenge with substance abuse and behavioral problems. These individuals need to break old patterns of behavior and develop new, healthy habits over a long period of time to make them permanent. Learning work and job skills, reinforced with lots of practice, is fundamental not only to empowering residents economically in preparation for future employment but also to build healthy life habits. Thus, a key component of Tennessee Valley Teen Challenge is the Work Experience Program. This teaches residents work ethics and principles with activity daily from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Our Men of Excellence Students are ready to help you with all our landscaping needs. The Men not only will help you, but they are learning new trade skills for their new way of life.