Crestview Youth Academy recently hosted Spirit Week. On “Talk About It Tuesday”, staff wore their green mental health shirts in support of mental health awareness. Our mantra is that no one in our family at Crestview Youth Academy is alone! During this spirit week, we spent extra time educating our youth on ways to stop the stigma associated with mental health. 

The Wednesday of spirit week was named “Wellness Wednesday”. Staff dressed in work- appropriate fitness clothes. We also provided healthy snacks and randomly had mini- workouts around the facility throughout the day.

We hosted a luau on Tropical Thursday! The day was filled with events and activities, and we handed out prizes to the winners of: How Low Can You Go? (a limbo contest), Lip Sync Battle and Best Dressed. One of our local-area restaurants catered a nice meal with a Hawaiian twist. 

Everyone enjoyed the fellowship!

The Crestview Youth Academy serves 30 males between the ages of 13 and 21 in a secure residential program which provides substance abuse treatment services, co-located with a non-secure residential commitment program serving 24 males, ages 13-18, providing services for boys who meet criteria for borderline developmental disability (BDD) services or Developmental Disability (DD) services. BDD youth typically have a full-scale IQ 70-79, while DD youth IQ 69 and under, where the youth’s IQ and functional limitations have been documented by a formal psychological evaluation completed within the last twelve months. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Crestview Youth Academy at 850-683-3908 or visit