Seen 'n Heard - Feb,
2000 Issue (page 2)
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POSITIVE IMPACT CLOTHING DONATION PROGRAM IN OLD KINO
(Jan 7, 2000) Positive Impact, residential treatment program in Bahia de Kino, started their clothing donation program
by transporting 600 pounds of used clothing to the local Roman Catholic Church in Old Kino, for distribution. Donations can be sent
to their office: Positive Impact, Clothing Donation Program, 104 S. Jones, Las Vegas, NV 899107 (JJAnderson14@aol.com).
FAMILIES SUE FOUNDER OF DEFUNCT NEW HOPE ACADEMY
(Dec 28, 1999) [reported by Susan Kreifels of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin] Mekeli Ieremia, chief executive officer of
the defunct New Hope Academy in Samoa was named as defendant in a lawsuit brought by 11 mainland families, with allegations of child
abuse, inadequate services and stolen tuition money. Also named in the suit, filed Dec. 17 in U.SA. District Court in Utah, are other
academy officials and Ohio-based KeyBank, which provided student tuition loans to the families. The suit claims none of the families
were reimbursed for their $20,000 to $80,000 when New Hope Academy shut down in January, leaving five hungry teens stranded on the
Pacific Island, according to U.S. Government claims. Ieremia also started the Aloha Youth Academy in Laie, which was shut down in
November for inadequate licensing. Jeff Pluenacher, former Aloha Youth Academy Director, said Ieremia abandoned the academy and that
he doesnít know his whereabouts. In October, Ieremia was suspended from his job in El Paso, Texas, after $4.7 million in workersí
compensation funds under his supervision, was discovered missing. The FBI and Texas authorities are still investigating.
ALLDREDGE ACADEMY WELCOMES NEW ACADEMIC DIRECTOR
(Jan 11, 2000) Rae Gillam, PhD. has recently become Academic Director of Alldredge Academy, Davis, West Virginia, 877-
33 SUMMER COURSES AND NEW ALUMNI COURSES AT S.O.A.R.
Success Oriented Achievement Realized (S.O.A.R.) Balsam, North
Carolina, 828-456-3435, now offers thirty-three summer courses for LD and ADD youth. They are also implementing program changes as
a result of input from professionals, parents and students and are offering an alumni course with a variety of outdoor activities
taking place in such diverse parts of Maine as Mt. Katadin, Acadia National Park, and historic Bal Harbor.
RED ROCK CANYON SCHOOL GROWS
(January 31, 2000)† Todd Hockenberry, 800-635-4441 [if right phone #] announced Red Rock Canyon School, St. George,
Utah, which started enrolling students last November, now has 20 students and will be enrolling their first educational consultant
student this week.
LIFE DESIGNS SEEKS MENTOR/COUNSELOR
(February 1, 2000) Life Designís Director, Randy Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 509-445-0185) announced they are looking for a counselor/mentor to assist with their home-style, small peer-group, work ethic based
program, based in Usk, Washington.
LIMITATIONS ON TEACHERíS CAREER
(Jan. 11, 2000)† Senn Brown, Treasurer of the Association of Educators in Private Practice (AEPP), 800-252-3280, in
an essay announcing the organizationís annual conference in Detroit, Michigan on July 27-29, 2000, pointed out that teachers are alone
among all professionals in that to work in the field a person must usually work for someone else, that is be an employee.† He stated
that a major reason for the formation of AEPP was to encourage entrepreneurship in education so teachers could gain the option of
working for themselves as do all the other professions such as accountants, dentists, lawyers, architects, etc.
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