The day begins with wake up and breakfast. Residents are then expected to clean their rooms, complete their daily hygiene and prepare for school. School is in session five days a week, for almost the entire calendar year. School is conducted by teachers from the Lincoln Public Schools and students may earn credit for their work. There is a G.E.D. program available as well as a continuing education program. Those who choose not to attend school or those removed from school because of non-compliance must remain in their resident bedroom until school is out. After lunch, school resumes followed by free time. The afternoon ends with a quiet time: a brief period that allows staff to complete shift change duties, discuss progress of each youth and prepare behavior reports. It allows youth time alone for reflection, writing letters, doing homework, or to just rest.
The evening activities are less structured to allow residents time for inside and outside recreational activities, arts and crafts, table games, and television. Movies are shown twice a week and on holidays, accompanied by special meals and activities. The educational process continues in the evening as well. Discussion groups on topics ranging from drug/alcohol education, anger control, self-esteem, to leadership style and teamwork are held twice a week. The Department of Health presents information on a variety of health related topics monthly and various community speakers are scheduled for special presentations throughout the year.For more information on the progarms that are offered at the Center, please see the Educational Program or Other Juvenile Programs.