Leadership Development Program

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Welcome to The Leadership Development Program

The Abraxas Leadership Development Program (LDP) is located in South Mountain, PA on the secluded grounds of the state owned, South Mountain Restoration Center.

Since its inception in 1994, LDP has worked to instill leadership skills, promote accountability and develop competencies in youth. Guided by the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES), LDP places emphasis on the following Youth Level of Service (YLS) domains:

• Personality/Behavior
• Peer Relations
• Education & Academic Skills
• Leisure, Recreation & Community Engagement

Additional Services

  • On-site licensed private school (elementary and secondary)
  • Substance abuse education and prevention
  • Family Conferencing

Our Specialties

Additional Services

The Leadership Development Program's L.E.A.P. program is accredited by the Association of Experiential Education, is affiliated with the Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training Alliance (PACTT), and the facility is partnering with the Sanctuary Institute for clinical and organizational change.

The LDP Female Program was named the 2012 Residential Program of the Year by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.

Our Specialties

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  • Leadership Development Program

    10058 South Mountian Road

    Building # 6

    PO Box 354

    South Mountain, Pennsylvania 17261

  • (800) 950-0509

  • (717) 749-3551