Amid the pandemic, Bledsoe Youth Academy graduated their first student. The commencement address was given by Ms. Renee Maxwell. She urges the student to remember that the choices he makes from this point forward will shape the path he travels and the young man he will become. 

Immediately following the ceremony, the school celebrated the student’s achievement with cake and ice cream. We are so proud of this young man and look forward to his continued success!

Bledsoe Youth Academy is a 30-bed residential treatment center for boys ages 12 to 17 years old. The center provides a vast array of programs that focus on Mental Health Treatment, Art, Music, Recreation Therapies and Education. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Bledsoe Youth Academy at 615-230-2937 or visit