The effect that places have on each one of us is remarkable. Places determine how we act towards ourself and others, how we think, and how we dress. For these reasons, we caution our children to not put themselves into bad situations. However, we should not simply leave it at that. Due to the fact that places can have such a strong effect on us, we should proactively search out the good places. By good places, I mean the places which compel us to act with charity towards ourselves and our neighbors, places which help us order our thoughts towards God and the common good, and places which teach us to dress modestly. Thus, when choosing a program for our children, it is essential that we consider the place that they will live with great care.
Trinity Teen Solutions is an unusual place to say the least. It is a western ranch that could be taken out of any Wild West book. Like the rough, rugged ranches of the old west, Trinity encourages perseverance, hard work, and discipline. By working in the outdoors, and with all kinds of animals, horses, cows, sheep, goats, dogs, and cats, Trinity gives girls an opportunity to work in accord with nature. They also get to develop the understanding that nothing in life is free, and that success comes from within.
Because Trinity is a ranch that is built on the foundation of hard work, it requires that girls learn to act respectfully. Without being respectful towards themselves and others, they will not succeed at Trinity. Furthermore, many of the tasks at Trinity require teamwork. Without being able to work as a team, jobs will not get done and girls will not thrive.
Treatment centers that resemble resorts do not teach girls that there are hardships in life or how to deal with them in a healthy way. If girls are constantly being catered to, then they are taught that they deserve to be catered to and that they do not have or need to complete their own responsibilities in life. Trinity, however, teaches girls to be motivated from within, so that they will ultimately succeed in society.
Because Trinity Teen Solutions is a unique place, it requires hard work and discipline to do well. It is not an easy place to be, but as Confucius said “All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.”