Roane Academy staff want to change the lives of the young men who come through their doors.
“It is an amazing program,” said Mark Akers, the Academy’s facility director. “The outcome for these kids has been very, very good” for the last four months.
Roane Academy is a treatment facility for boys, typically ages 12-17, in state custody for a variety of reasons.
Those reasons range from dependant and neglect cases where there are issues in the home to behavioral issues or juvenile justice cases.