Our Programs



Bible Study

– During the school year, students learn Bible History from both the Old and New Testaments. These lessons are made applicable to today’s teens and their needs. In addition once a month during the school year, the students at Havenwoods can participate in a Saturday Breakfast Bible Club.


Daily devotions

– On Fridays, students focus on thematic units relating to God’s Word including topics Very Important Passages (VIP), Prayer, Proverbs, Psalms, Names of Jesus, and Christian Identity.


Caring, Christ-centered staff and volunteers

– Lighthouse Youth Center has an 8:1 student to adult ratio. The staff and volunteers focus on building relationships with the students and in the process are mentors.

Movies on big screen TVs

– Students are invited to stay after the program and watch a movie while enjoying snacks.


Classes on computers, art, culture

– During the summer each week is dedicated to a different type of program. Students have learned how to Be Wise with Money, dance and do art projects, learned the history of Milwaukee, and learned about the legal system among other topics.


Homework Club

– Students are required to bring homework to our campus every Monday through Thursday during the school year. For forty-five minutes they have mandated time to complete homework and other projects and staff and volunteers are available to assist.


Computer lab

– Each location has at least six computers which students can use to complete homework and use during free time.


Inspirational speakers

– Various professionals come in and talk to the students on educational topics ranging from nutrition to self-protection to explaining their jobs and career paths.


Weekly meals

– Every Friday night a meal is served to our students free of charge at each location by a group of volunteers. During the summer, Havenwoods’ campus takes part in a daily noon lunch program.


Structured, disciplined environment

– Students sign a character contract when they first come to LYC. It focuses on respect, kindness, self-control, and honesty. These foci are enforced daily.


Games & Recreation

– Each campus has a pool table, foosball, air hockey, board games, and video games available for students to enjoy.



– A canteen is located at each campus where students can buy various snacks and drinks and in the process help them learn about money.


Special activities such as field trips, sporting events, camping

– Students typically earn these trips as rewards for leadership, good attendance, and behavior. Sometimes they are things in town like going to a local park and other times they may travel to LaCrosse, Wisconsin Dells, or even Eagle River.


Service Projects

– Once a month students take part in a service project which benefits the local community or even our troops.