Beside the failure related to the MTV TV-show “True Life” where they only managed to make a young man so much worse that he ended up in state costudy, various feed backs are not positive. We found those two below on Yelp:
Jubilee Leadership Academy (New Name-same bad reputation) is one of the worst therapeutic residential programs for boys out there. The abuse and neglect along with under staffing causing any parent to wonder why they are still open. Unethical questions to why there are no longer counselors staffed and where all of the funding from donors and parents go to when the living conditions are so poorly maintained. When staff and the director ignores safety issues and would rather lie to parents then they’ve crossed the line.
Much has changed in the last couple of years at Jubilee Leadership Academy. Our experience was one of heartache, failure on Jubilee’s staff, bullying, emotional damage and out right blindness in what was going on around the staff. Drugs and Alcohol usage a major problem but staff was in denial. 10 to 1 staff ratio within the dorms making it a very dangerous environment. Money so poorly managed that one should question what accountability they adhere to. Talk to the Walla Walla judicial system and you will here true accounts of the mismanagement and poor supervision to keep these young men safe in a hostile environment. Please reconsider sending your young man to Jubilee Leadership Academy until they make major changes from the top down.
Needless to state that it cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
In 2004 the police raided Ministerial Christian Academy in California. They confiscated handcuffs, shackles, computers, financial records and other documents. Several of the student cried with relief when they were told that they could go home. The school was operating in the Montclair and Pomona area.
It didn’t sound like a fun place to be.
Caribe Vista also marketed as Caribe Vista Youth Safari was located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In 1974 the authorities in Haiti closed them down forcing them to relocate to the Dominican Republic. What wasn’t known by the authorities at that time because they closed the boarding school down due to non-existing licenses to operate it was that the founder Rev. Gordon C. Blossom was involved with acts of pedophilia.
After they reopened in the Dominican Republic the boarding school was renamed Escuela Caribe.
In 2009 they lost their license in their home state Indiana. Today another organization continues to run Escuela Caribe under another name.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
- To Hell and Back: A NUVO Series (NUVO)
- Film exposes mysterious U.S. school in Central Mountains (Dominican Today)
- NEW HORIZONS YOUTH MINISTRIES EXPELLED FROM HAITI IN 1974 (Deirdre Sugiuchi)
- Facebook group for survivors
Tragedy was close to happen when the so-called counselors decided to drag a girl behind a car because she would not participate fully in the activities in this boot camp.
The police pressed charges but the legal system can be complicated so the case got stuck in appeals. At least it led to the closure of the boot camp. What is remaining is that the Charles Flowers is fired from whatever job he might have which includes contact with minors.
Later the pastor became involved in the fight against same-sex marriage. He proclaimed “a divorce between the Civil Rights Movement and the HLGC agenda citing irreconcilable differences.”
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
- Girl ‘dragged by van at Christian boot camp’ (Daily Telegraph)
- Hung Jury Declares Mistrial In Van Dragging Of 15-Year-Old Girl (Digital Journal)
- Charles Flowers: Gays ‘Seek Special Rights’ To ‘Persecute’ Conservatives (Right Wing Watch)
Grace of God Boy’s Home was a so-called Christian orientated group home located in Corpus Cristi, Texas.
It was closed down by the DHS in Texas in the early 1990’s. Corporal punishment was used at this place.
It was run by Gerald and Nancy Provorse.
Fortunately it is closed now and exist only in the nightmares amond those who was so unfortunate to end up there abandoned by their families.
It didn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- (Texas Monthly jan 1992)
- Beware the Grace of God (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora)
Justice finally caught up with the management of a Christian Boot camp in Mobile, Alabama
Years ago we wrote about a similar boot camp also in Alabama called Restoration Youth Academy also located in Alabama. After we wrote about the facility they got some unwanted attention from the local media and they decided to close their operations.
It turned out to be a trick enabling them to open under a new name.
Ordinary families who sought help for their children gave them to people who shackled their teenagers and isolated them in small boxes as punishment being lured by a website promising counseling and therapy.
Fortunately the authorities intervened and several arrests have been made.
It is time that the people behind such scams which includes a history back to infamous places like Bethel Boys Academy etc. can be stopped.
It could not be a fun place to be as a teenager.
At Mount Vernon Middle School they allowed teachers not too fond of Darwin’s theories. In fact one teacher found it necessary to brand students then the answers to his question didn’t live up to his expectations.
It is safe to say that it could not be fun to go to this school while such employees are hired. Recent newspapers articles speak of a clean-up, so hopefully things have improved. But because the administration failed to protect the students in time, the school is on this blog.
- Creationist Teacher John Freshwater Accused of Burning Crosses into Students’ Arms (CBS News)
- John Freshwater (Wikipedia)
- THE ‘EVOLVING’ STORY OF TEACHER WHO BURNED CROSS INTO STUDENT’S ARM (Religiondis Patches)