The testimonials below include our sister program at Recreation Retreat. These stories of life change are just a few glimpses into the work we believe in — helping young women succeed in their academics and in their lives.
“My daughter was at Life Quest Girls Academy for 5 months. Our journey started when my daughter started losing interest in everything in life except her phone and computer. She progressively lost interest in every facet of life. We had to make a change.
After numerous calls to Randy and Monte we knew this would be the perfect environment for her to regain her self esteem, confidence and work on herself.
We put our faith in Quest and their staff and our daughter went to Utah.
It was the hardest day of my life, however, it was the best day. She was getting the help she needed. The staff was beyond professional.
They treat everyone so respectfully and really get to know the person and their family. Thus, that’s why we loved how “individualized” the program is. Every person has different interests and they develop their potentials.
It is a structured environment so I know my daughter will always be accountable for her time management, however, after trust is earned mutually, their is a lot of freedom.
My daughter has since graduated high school while at Quest. In addition, she is going to college and taking an AP course this summer in preparation for college.
The Academy has changed our daughters life. It has saved her!
Lastly, It takes special people to have the patience and optimism to see these children in a different light. The entire staff is beyond wonderful. They gain so much trust with the girls and that is so important for the healing process to begin.
We feel blessed to know these wonderful people.”
“My 17 year old daughter has been at Re-Creation Retreat for 7 months and has made great progress and exhibited much growth in valuing herself, her family and in making healthy and positive choices for her future. As many of us as parents may witness atrophy in honesty, integrity and honor in society and in high schools we have realized through this program that these and our valuable ideals are alive and well. Randy, Krystal and the Re-Creation team use a value based system to allow the young women residing there to develop full accountability and accept responsibility for their choices and they are there as guides and mentors. We have seen a more disciplined, restrained, thoughtful , compassionate and loving daughter evolve over the past 7 months. The daughter we knew we always had and who we adore! The staff is always available and they exhibit compassion for the entire family system. They take their jobs with gravity and as Randy once said to me, it is just that he knows”
“I just want to tell you how how grateful we are for the work you all are doing. We can see changes in our daughter & you’ve given us reason to hope for better days ahead. I know you all may have different reasons for the work you’ve chosen, but I’m so glad you’ve chosen to be at RCR and we appreciate the love and dedication you are giving to our daughter. Thank you.”
“Life Quest Girls Academy helped me be able to apply and complete the admissions requirements for Dixie State University. I was accepted and I am now enrolled in college classes for the fall. They have been so good about giving me the time and structure I need to let me work on things that will actually help me with my future.”
“Our daughter was at Life Quest Academy for girls for 4 months. The Academy was part of our transition plan for our daughter after she completed a program at Re-Creation Retreat.
The Academy allowed our daughter to continue to grow and work on herself in a structured environment.
During her time at the Academy she was able to finish her High School Education and graduate 3 months early. She also was able to apply to multiple colleges and she is schedule to start her college career the fall of 2019.
Prior to Life Quest Girls Academy our daughter was on a downward spiral that we could not stop from happening. Making the decision to have our daughter attend this program was one of the most difficult decisions we ever had to make as parents.
It has proven to be the right decision for all of us. We are all in a much better place mentally and emotionally.
We had fears of losing our daughter all together but now she is a High School graduate and is going off to college in 2 short months.
She has all the tools necessary to be successful in life thanks to Life Quest Academy.
We will be forever grateful to all the staff who have touched our lives.
My wife and I are healthcare professionals ourselves. Me, a Licensed Professional Counselor, my wife, a Register Nurse. Even with all our knowledge and experience we had to reach out for help to the amazing team at Life Quest Girls Academy.
There are moments in life when we all need help and if you find yourself struggling and don’t know where to turn, call the staff at this program for help. They will guide you through the process and work with you to ensure that this program is the right fit for you and your child.”
“We are so grateful to you all. We are certain that you have heard over and over from so many families that you saved their daughters life. Thank you for everything! We are grateful that we found RCR. If not for RCR we don’t know what the status of our family would be…. But we don’t need to think about that because we know that our family is whole and we know that our daughter now has the resources and tools to make good self-interest decisions.
From the Shahar Family
“Thank you for all you do for the girls. Thank you for your kindness, patience and support. We appreciate all the work you all do. We are able to sleep at night knowing our daughter is safe and in an environment where she can learn to be the girl we know her to be!”
“Re-Creation Retreat saved my daughter. She has an inner dignity now which she lacked going into the program. She now experiences happiness in the present and has positive plans for the future. She is using her intelligence for college courses and being responsible in a job. I am now happy to have her living at home.
“Life Quest Girls Academy helped me through the entire employment process. They helped me create my first resume and coached me through the application and interview process. I now have a job and I am able to save money and budget for my future. I love being able to work and feel a sense of pride knowing that I am doing something good for myself and my future.”