Teen Challenge Nepal is a sovereign Center in partnership with over 1190 Teen Challenge Centers in 95 countries.
In 1958 a vision
gave birth to a ministry
Teen Challenge
...and it caught fire!

Almost 50 years later, that fire
now burns around the world
and the VISION continues to grow!
Global Teen Challenge has been facilitating the creation and growth of Teen Challenge centers worldwide since 1995. When Don Wilkerson returned to Brooklyn Teen Challenge, Dr. Jerry Nance was selected as Presdient CEO.
Don Wilkerson's passion and burden to reach drug addicts, gang member and prostitut, as fresh in 1995 as when he helped his brother David Wilkerson establish the first Teen Challenge ministry in New York City fueled the amazung grwth of Global Teen Challenge. Today, Global Teen Challenge is passing that torch on to men and women around the world who've caught the same vision.
Bro Don
Teen Challenge was founded in 1958 by the Reverend David Wilkerson. From the beginning, the mission of Teen Challenge has been to provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principals, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
Teen Challenge is widely recognized as the largest most successful program of its kind. Now, with over 230 Centers and 180 outreaches in 90 countries, Teen Challenge provides practical solutions to people suffering life-controlling problems, with drugs and alcohol, through the power of God's love. For over 48 years Teen Challenge has been reaching out with a proven record of changed lives around the world.
David Wilkerson
Our Mandate:
David Wilkerson,
the founder of
Teen Challenge
Place Hope within the reach of every addict in the world.
Our Mission:
Equip, motivate and encourage national leader, community servants and lay people for ministry to people bound by life controlling addictions.
Our Method:
  • Train leaders and staff in Operation, Administration and Ministry
  • Provide teaching and classes in biblical studies
  • Provide fellowship & support between existing centers globally
  • Raise funds to build, renovate and sustain Teen Challenge centers
  • Facilitate leader to opoen new Teen Challenge centers & outreaches worldwide
  • Recruit future workers and leaders
  • Facilitate short-term outreach trips
  • Organize outreach campaigns
  • Prepare graduates for re-entry


The following results have come from research conducted by the National Institute of Drug Abuse in 1975, and a comparative study conducted by Northwestern University in 1994. The most recent, published in 1999, is a comparison of treatment effectiveness in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers and was conducted by Aaron Bicknese, PhD, of Northwestern University.

  • 86.6% of graduates after seven years remained drug and crime free. This is opposed to a 6-7% rate for secular programs.
  • 92% of the respondents claim that Teen Challenge has had a great impact on their lives.
  • 72% of the graduates continued their education upon completion of the program. These areas include GED, college education, and Bible school.
  • 84% of graduates attend church regularly.
  • They found that Teen Challenge graduates were “more likely to be living normal lives and not need further treatment.”
  • They found that students at Teen Challenge had an attitude of “It is a privilege to be here.”
  • 90% of Teen Challenge graduates were employed one and two years later, while 41% were employed after other drug programs.
  • 87.5% of the graduates did not need further treatment (90% considered themselves addicted to drugs upon entering the program.)
  • 92% of the graduates reported good to excellent health, whereas only 59% of graduates of secular programs claim good health.
  • 70% of the graduates reported that their family relationships have greatly improved since leaving Teen Challenge.

As a result of these surveys, indicators of success include: stabilized life-style due to their commitment to Jesus Christ, employment with some level of stability, financial independence, an absence of trouble with police, an ability to enjoy freedom without condition or supervision, and little need for additional drug treatment once completing the Teen Challenge program.


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