Columbus Girls Academy
Bob Lee is the executive director of Columbus Girls Academy, a first-class Christian residential program located near Columbus, Georgia. Bob and his wife Karla are both licensed and ordained ministers and bring nearly 2 decades of leadership and ministry experience to the Columbus Girls Academy. CGA is a successful and thriving Christian therapeutic boarding school for struggling teen girls.
Bob Lee’s prior background in management and sales provided a foundation for leadership development and ministry training. Bob Lee also serves as the Adolescent Division Leader for Teen Challenge Southeast, providing leadership and oversight to six adolescent programs. He is also appointed to the Missions Task Force for Teen Challenge Southeast, providing direction and leadership for overseas missions opportunities for youth.
ABOUT COLUMBUS GIRLS ACADEMY
The Columbus Girls Academy Teen Challenge adolescent girls program is a Christian boarding school that provides education, counseling and training for girl’s ages 13 to 17 with life-controlling problems.
The program is located in Seale, Alabama on a sprawling 200-acre campus. There are four student dorms, a recreation building, school, pool, laundry facility, education building, office, and main lodge situated on the lake where the dining hall, kitchen, and offices are contained.
The school provides a disciplined and structured environment that emphasizes character development and personal responsibility. The program is 15 months in length and is designed to develop the whole person in four main areas: spiritual, social, academic and physical.
“What we do is reign in those out of control behaviors with structure and discipline that’s not meant to punish or demean, but to teach, to teach character principles,” Teen Challenge Girls Academy Executive Director Bob Lee says.
The program’s goal, according to Bob Lee, is to develop students that make positive decisions that are not based on mandatory compliance, but rather where positive choices are made because of genuine concern for themselves and others. The program provides pastoral counseling individually and in group meetings. Community service, special projects, outings, and mission trips help students become focused on others rather than self.