429. New Hope Academy (Samoa)
Related to the previous entry is New Hope Academy (Samoa) which were located on Samoa.
As it was the case with the previous entry, it was also a scam and the operation of the faclity ended up i various lawsuits. The person close to the management got 10 years in prison.
Also 5 teenagers was suddenly stranded in a foreign country without contact to any adults who could help them. In the end the U.S. Consulate in Samoa aided them to a shelter.
It couldn’t have been a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Former BYU Football Player disappears (Scrutinized youth camp chief ‘took off’) (Mormons today)
- Man with isle ties gets 10 years in Texas (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
- 5 Stranded When Utah Firm Closes (Pound Pup Legacy – exposing the dark side of adoption)