Steve, when he first entered the John Volken Academy

Steve, after seven months in the John Volken Academy

We Must Become the Change We Want to See in the World!

The John Volken Academy exists because of the vision and generosity of John Volken. In his efforts to make addiction recovery affordable to suffering individuals, in all walks of life, his foundation subsidizes the majority of the student’s expense in the program. The student is only required to pay an intake fee of approximately $5,000 and commit to remaining in the minimum 2-year program to change their life.

The John Volken Academy exists because of the vision and generosity of John Volken. In his efforts to make addiction recovery affordable to suffering individuals, in all walks of life, his foundation subsidizes the majority of the student’s expense in the program. The student is only required to pay an intake fee of approximately $5,000 and commit to remaining in the minimum 2-year program to change their life.

Choose from a variety of options to help us fight addiction:

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  • Student Center
  • 30,000 sq feet of dorms, cafeteria, and classrooms.
  • $3,000,000 sponsorship
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  • Covered Event Arena
  • 150×300 covered multi purpose covered arena equipped with 6 bucking chutes, an announcer stand, a VIP room, 2 offices, enough corrals adjacent to and connected with the arena to handle stock for a complete professional rodeo, PA System with 38 speakers, seating capacity for approximately 1000 people
  • $1,000,000 sponsorship
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  • Main Red Barn
  • 20 stall block barn equipped with tack rooms, bathrooms and shower racks
  • $250,000 sponsorship
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  • East Red Barn
  • 20 stall block barn equipped with tack rooms, bathrooms and shower racks
  • $150,000 sponsorship
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  • West Red Barn
  • 20 stall block barn equipped with tack rooms, bathrooms and shower racks
  • $150,000 sponsorship
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  • Uncovered Riding Arena
  • 120x 200 outdoor arena for general riding and/or jumping training course.
  • $50,000 sponsorship
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  • Student Admission Scholarship
  • Provide a prospective student the opportunity to change their life by paying for their $5,000 intake fee.
  • $5,000 scholarship
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  • Student Education Scholarship
  • Provide a current student the opportunity to take online college courses to further their education.
  • $2,500 scholarship
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  • Graduate Aftercare Scholarship
  • Provide a graduate student assistance as they transition back into society. Funds will go towards purchasing a vehicle, paying for first-month’s rent, or other appropriate expenses.
  • $2,500 scholarship



Enter the dollar amount you can contribute to the fight against addiction!