Parents of troubled teens from low income families often have a problem in funding programs or schools for the special education needs of their adolescents. Camps and schools for troubled youth are expensive. Funding is hard to come by because funding institutions do not anticipate getting returns on the money used for funding the education of troubled students. Parents have to explore the education options for troubled teens that suit their financial capabilities or choose to enroll them in free programs run by government and social welfare organizations.
Parents of troubled youth should set an education budget. Parents should check if the fees of correction institutions or schools or camps fit their budget. If fees are not paid, the child will be sent home. This will lower the self esteem of the troubled teen and may put the teen in greater risk. If parents cannot afford reform schools they should place the child in low cost reform programs run by local organizations or the government. If parents take out a loan to fund education, the interest on the loan should be affordable.
Schools for troubled teens offer scholarships and financial aid for parents who qualify for the loan. Some financial institutions give education loans to qualifying borrowers to fund the education of troubled teens. Some schools offer partial scholarships to students of low income families.
Some boot camps offer funding through loans by and arrangement with financial institutions. The staffs in these boot camps assist parents with the loan process. These loans are specifically to fund education for troubled teens coming from low income families. The loans therefore come with reasonable and affordable rates of interest. The only problem is that parents should meet the approval requirement s of the loan. Since troubled youth are a financial risk the approval terms are very difficult to overcome.
Federal and State government scholarships are available for the education of children with special needs. Specific learning disorders of troubled teens are recognized by these scholarships. Some scholarships are given for children who deliberately play truant from school. These scholarships are few and since there is little chance of great returns from funding education of troubled teens, corporate and government bodies hesitate to offer scholarships.
Private grants are available for organized programs. These grants are to fund earn and learn programs for troubled youth. Corporations and social welfare organizations work together to provide education and employment opportunities for troubled adolescents and these programs are funded under the terms of these grants. They also pay the young men and women a stipend for work done.
Funding education for troubled teens is not easily obtained. Troubled youth are high risk students and governments and financial institutions hesitate to fund their education. Welfare organizations, however offer low cost and no cost education opportunities for troubled teens. Parents who cannot afford expensive boarding schools, military schools and therapeutic programs should choose to place their children in these low cost or free programs that will provide equally effective reformatory education for the troubled youth.