Archive | October 2015

370. Abundant Life Academy (II)

After the “visit” from the Child Protective Services in Nevada the management moved the facility to Utah where the legislation continues to be relaxed bordering to non-existing.

They were located in a former maternity home in Kanab in Utah. They also opened a department in Jessup Georgia.

In 2010 a boy escaped from the facility and was involved in car accident. He ended up in the local juvenile prison and the other students were envious about the conditions he endured.

The feedback from the graduated students were spread around the Internet and it discouraged families from using the services the facility provided. They tried to downsize by moving the facility to St. George. In the end the management sold the business to a new group of owners who made the choice to start up from scratch in another state. This phase is covered by the next article.

Today a Facebook group discuss the daily life during that period. It didn’t sound like a fun place to be.


369. Abundant Life Academy (I)

Abundant Life Academy is the name for several facilities. This article covers the Adudant Life Academy which were located several places in Mexico and Nevada.

In 2004 they were forced to close down their activities after incidents involving the authorities. As the founder described it with bible quotes:

6 months later Abundant Life Academy was hit with the biggest attack of all to date. Child Protective Services of Nevada had received a false report of neglect and abuse from a former disgruntled parent of ALA (late April of 2005). For whatever reason, this parent submitted several false claims (totally fabricated) to CPS of Nevada, who then launched an attack of epic proportion against Abundant Life Academy. On May 2nd, 2005, CPS illegally, without investigating the false allegations, removed 33 ALA students from Hidden Canyon Ranch. Due to the uproar from the ALA parents CPS immediately launched a strategy to cover up their actions. To justify their illegal actions CPS filed a series of false reports against Abundant Life Academy that were eventually found to be unsubstantiated.

“Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who because a guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry.” Acts 1:16

While the court let the case go due to a technicality, the authorities are not using their time on this area unless it is serious so it is safe to state that it could not have been fun to be staying there as a teenager.