Join the Residential Program


Alpha Academy’s residential mentoring program are for young men who are ready for a 24-week immersive mentoring experience. If you are ready to take an extended break from the craziness of life and dive deep into who you are, this a great opportunity for you. Our residential mentoring program occurs twice a year and lasts nearly 6 months. During that time you will be living onsite, working and growing as a person. You will be living in a house with 2-4 other guys who are also here to grow, earning a paycheck through various job opportunities, and participating in daily mentoring sessions. You will also have the opportunity to go on several camping trips, learn new skills, and bond with friends you’ll keep for life. 


The non-residential program is a big step for most people. There is very little cell phone and internet use here. We want a space free of the drama and distractions that we all have been held back by in the past. Don’t worry, this isn’t prison, just a group of people who all want to turn the volume down on their world for a bit while they get a vision and plan for who they are and where they’re going. 


If you join the residential mentoring program you can expect:


  • To be working hard on emotional issues, and tackling some pretty tough subjects. We go to the hard places so that healing can happen. 

  • To have a lot of fun but also learning to embrace a lifestyle that doesn’t hold fun as the highest priority. Often this program isn’t fun, but it’s always good. Due to the length of your stay, there will be periods of routine and maybe even boredom, but each day here brings growth. 

  • To be with people different than you. We make our services to any young man aged 18-24 who is willing and able to learn and grow. This means we may have Alpha Academy students from Cal Poly or Cuesta. We also frequently have students from out of California. Our students all have a wide range of backgrounds and struggles.

  • To be working weekdays from 7:00AM to 12:30PM and in mentoring sessions between 2:00PM and 5:00PM. You get paid for your work, we want you to save money while you’re here. The work is physical, but doable for all.

  • To be hanging out and having fun with your housemates every evening and weekend. We do a lot together and get to have a lot of great experiences because of the resources of Alpha Academy. 


If you’re interested in learning more, please call Rhys at (805) 596-0433 ext. 2 or if you’re ready to take the plunge, please fill out our application linked below.

“Having gone through the residential program, I can easily say this program saved my life. Even if I hadn’t done something to hurt myself, I would have made decisions that would have wrecked my future. The loving people there is something I haven’t found anywhere else.”


Alpha Academy

P.O. Box 4412

San Luis Obispo, CA


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