A Typical Day

We start at 6 a.m.

1 mile run—Most boys who first enter our program are not able to start their day by running a mile. We encourage them, run beside them, and the other young men help lead and support them. It does not take long before they realize setting a goal and hitting it feels good.


Chores – The home is divided into sections, each young man assigned to a specific section. We rotate the chores to teach them full responsibility for their home.  

Breakfast—We believe food is a cornerstone of security in our home.  We feed our young men very well.



Chores— Yes, chores again. Teaching good work ethic is part of our model.

Physical Education— Security in how you look and feel is a part of the restoration and healing process.

Bible Study—Studying of the bible, comparative religions, apologetics all draw towards asking the question of “Who am I”.


School –After a young man has adjusted to the structure of PAYH he may have the opportunityto be taught in our SACS accredited on campus high school under Headmaster, Dr. Kathy Sikes.

Lunch—Meals are family style where we sit together, serve each other, learn manners, engage in conversation and express gratitude.

School— Back to classroom. By applying himself academically, we help him meet basic expectations, catch up and move ahead.

Dinner— Our young men work hard physically and mentally. We make sure they are fed well and fueled for the next day.

Supervised Recreation—Everyone needs time to decompress and so while the day is structured and filled, the evening provides opportunities to play basketball, lift weights, rock climb, play games and if the weather permits, fish or swim or be outside of campus.

Evening Snack—Slowing down for the day. No young man goes to bed hungry at PAYH

Prayer/devotion—A time our young men can be thankful for the life they have been given and reminded every day is just that, a gift.

Lights Out.


The PAYH program is designed to develop work with each young man entrusted to us:
• Encourage their spiritual, emotional, mental, social, and physical growth, based on Luke 2:52.
• Provide opportunities for them to become assets rather than liabilities…givers rather than takers.
• Instill a purposefully dedicated work ethic to the glory of God.