276. Freedom Village

This facility in New York is based on a kind of so-called Christian religion Jesus would not approve of if anything in the Bible is correct.

Forcing teenagers to eat larger portions that they need , giving no real counseling, punishing them by making them walk around in a circle for 4 hours while holding a block of wood.

Add poor economy management, backruptcy deals etc. It makes it safe to say that it is no a fun place to be as a teenager.

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275. North India Handball Sports Club

Corporal punishment as result of losing games was the training method used in this club. As result of this in Denmark illegal approach 11 teenage players ran away when they participated in a Handball tournament. When the authorities located some of the missing boys they had clear signs of damages as result of the training methods. They were taken to a refugee facility where they can decide if they want political asylum in Denmark.

Unfortunately the coaches managed to leave Denmark before the reason for the boys escape became clear. Hopefully the team or any other team from India which uses the same kind of practice methods is not invited to Denmark the next time they want to arrange an international handball tournament.

It is clear to state that it could not be fun as a teenager to be part of this team.

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###. Kana Children’s home

This entry is not numbered because it is a rather strange case. The Kana Children’s home was founded in 1881. The children loved to live there. They especially loved Frederikke Vilhelmine Moeller who was the manager of the childrens home.

Then in 1893 a boy was found dead at the childrens home. It was a murder. The person who committed the murder was Miss Moeller. Then a strange thing happened. Miss Moeller was found to be a man or rather he/she had both male and female private parts. She had strangled the boy because she had a indecent relationship with the boy and believed that it would be better to finish him off to secure him a place in heaven rather than letting him grow up and become a man infected with poor morale as result of the relationship Miss/Mr. Moeller had started with the boy.

She was found guilty of the murder and sentenced to death. However the good treatment she had given to the other boys and a good relationship with the church which had headhunted her for the job secured her a lighter sentence and she was released after a decade in prison. She married a woman and died as Frederik Vilhelm Schmidt in 1936.

The children’s home closed in 1957 after having being relocated a number of times.

It is safe to say that it was a fine place for young teenage boys to live unless the teenager would happen to be Holger who was strangled to death.

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274. Sheringham Court School

Sheringham Court School was a boarding school located near Norfolk. Among the extracurricular activities where being preyed upon by two employees leding to involuntary sexual activities.

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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273. Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School

The school was in operation from 1892 to 2008. The goal was to provide education to the native population but it soon turned out to be a punishment for the teenagers living there. At this school there were 174 undocumented deaths.

It is safe to state that they did not believe that the boarding school was a fun place to stay.

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272. Zhengzhou Boqiang New Idea Life Training School

Zhengzhou Boqiang New Idea Life Training School has marketed itself as a cure against the so-called Internet Addiction Disorder, which was introduced as an illness after pressure from the troubled teenage Industry so they could get more clients.

The methods to cure this so-called illness is punishment, isolation from peers and family and if it doesn’t cure the illness – pure violence.

A 19 year old girls lost her life at this boarding school may 2014.

It is safe to say that it is not a fun place to be for a teenager.

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271. Bessborough House, in County Cork (Ireland)

Children born outside marriage was regarded as shameful for the mother and her family, so the children were often sent to homes hidden from the local communities.

It seems that some of the children were used as guinea pigs in vaccine trials. Some of the children were hurt in the process. Some might even have died. It is not clear if that happened because for obvious reason records were not kept because people realized that it became a dark chapter of Irelands history.

It couldn’t have been fun to be there as a teenager, if a child made it that far in this home.

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270. Adirondack Leadership Expeditions

Adirondack Leadership Expeditions was a wilderness program which was open between 2003 and 2013. Local citizens were worried about the presence of the teenagers as result of some of the teenagers having escaped the program.

The program used muscle men to drag teenagers to the program. Due to the large forest an expedition even got lost and had to be rescued.

A former student writes:

After a five or six hour drive we arrived in the Adirondack mountains. I remember being taken out of the car and up to the room where the director of the program was. About eight staff members were standing around me in the room and they asked me a bunch of questions about how i felt. I didn’t’t’t feel particularly good at the moment and then the drove me out to a forest. It was snowing out and the temperature was -10. They told me to take off my clothes
so I could get into gear. I was outside without clothing for i guess about five minutes and then I was blindfolded and guided through the woods where the staff gave me my course book. I spent my first three nights with two staff before i went to my actual group. When i met the group i was with a bunch of kids in the same situation. During my entire stay in wilderness it was freezing outside. There were some nights it was so cold they had to let us use tents they
use on the base camp of Mount Everest. There was one day I remember it was so
cold i could not move my fingers

It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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269. Academy at Ivy Ridge

Academy at Ivy Ridge was open from 2001 to 2009. It was part of the WWASP organization.

An investigation found that the school issued diplomas not valid in that region. The school was fined $250,000.

A Number of students have complained about their stay at the school. They have spoken about isolation and diffficulties communicating with their children.

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268. Tierra Blanca Ranch

Tierra Blanca Ranch was marketed as a working ranch for at-risk teenagers. The parents who sent their sons to this ranch would properly not imagine that their boys would end up in shackles but that is the case.

From the very start there was problems with licesing. A young man died while attending the ranch because he feel of a car. There was no seatbelts for his position.

In the end the authorities had to issue an Amber Alert to find the last boys.

It does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.

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