This month at Roane Youth Academy our staff entertained our residents by competing in a One Chip Challenge. The One Chip Challenge is where several people eat one chip that is supposed to be the hottest chip in the world! The youth were present cheering their favorite staff on while laughing very hard! The staff were great sports and Shift Supervisor J. Thornton was our champion!

Roane Youth Academy is a 56-bed residential treatment center for boys ages 12 to 17 years old. The center provides a vast array of programs in categories of Counseling, Education, Clinical and Medical services for dependent or neglected youth who need intensive and sub-acute mental health treatment. Services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Contact Roane Youth Academy at 865-245-6003 or visit