Despite the COVID-19 restrictions that have been put in place, Lebanon Youth Academy continues to come up with innovative ways to keep our youth busy and engaged. 

Lebanon Youth Academy kicked off the month of May with our infamous Cinco de Mayo celebration. In addition, we celebrated Memorial Day. The youth enjoyed the experience of having a friendly balloon battle and a delicious cookout. The highlight of the gathering was when the youth could sing a song of their choice during our karaoke time. Youth and staff alike took place in this auspicious occasion. 

Incentives for rewarding good behavior are in full effect. We recently upgraded our game room to make it more fun and entertaining for the youth that earn these special privileges. We hope this will attract the interest of those youth who have not yet earned the privilege of going to the game room. 

The staff and youth have had a couple of “activity days”, and a cookout to try and relieve some of the stress from the current circumstances. 

Throughout the month, we carried on with our “McDonald’s Mondays”, and recently implemented “Wendy’s Wednesdays”, “Thirsty Thursdays”, and “Fun Friday”. These activities are enjoyed by those who have earned the adequate amount of points through good behavior towards staff and their peers.

Lebanon Youth Academy is a 16-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 Davidson County Juvenile Center at 615-443-7222 or visit