Seen 'n Heard - Jun,
2000 Issue (page 2)
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3 SPRINGS OF NC CLOSE GIRLS PROGRAM
(May 2, 2000) Richard P. Edwards, Program Administrator for Three Springs of North Carolina, Pittsboro, North Carolina,
919-542-1104, announced the program was closing their Girls’ Program, effective August 31st of this year. The reason given was that
recent Medicaid rulings on the state level did not permit them to run the “high quality program we would like and remain in operation.”
All resources will now be redirected to the Boys’ program that will remain open.
IN MEMORIUM OF NEW HAVEN’S KIT HAY
(May 3, 2000) It was with sadness that New Haven, a girls’ clinical program near Provo, Utah, 801-794-1218, informed
us that Director of Education Kit Hay passed away May 2nd from a blood clot in her lung. She was the founder of New Haven School in
1996. She died unexpectedly, survived by her husband Jonathan and two young sons.
INTEGRITY SHORES NOT TO OPEN
(May 15, 2000) Educational Consultant Anne Lewis, Santa Barbara California, 805-969-2186, informed Woodbury Reports
that the proposed program in Costa Rica, Integrity Shores, will not be opening.
SUWS OF THE CAROLINAS ANNOUNCED
(May 16, 2000) The SUWS Adolescent and Youth Programs announced the start of a similar program called SUWS of the Carolinas.
Operating out of Old Fort, North Carolina, 828-668-7590, email@example.com, they will work with
young people ages 14-18 using their familiar 21-day wilderness format. Jim Glaeser will be Director, and Bob Hanna, Ph.D. will be
the Clinical Supervisor, reporting to Sue Crowell, Vice President of Outdoor Therapy Programs Aspen Youth Services.
NAWA ACADEMY CHANGES
(May 16, 2000) David W. Hull, President of NAWA Academy, French Gulch, California, 800-358-6292, firstname.lastname@example.org,
announced they are adding a learning specialist to the California Academy for the fall semester to provide individual tutoring and
assessment. Their Academy USA is already 50% full due to a large number of students returning, and Snowboard USA is relocating to
Mt. Hood in Oregon. “SUSA is rapidly becoming a quality boarding school for snowboarders who are serious about their education and
becoming excellent snowboarders….”
TEEN CARE CAMP, WEST COAST ACADEMY CLOSED
(May 16, 2000) Woodbury Reports was informed this morning two programs that have been advertising with us
have just closed their doors. They are: TEEN C.A.R.E. Camp, San Diego, California, with offices and program in Mexico, Director Jeff
Summers, 888-833-6226; and West Coast Academy, Bend, Oregon, Tim & Jennifer Smith, 888-591-9222. No reason was given for the closing
of TEEN C.A.R.E. Camp. The Smiths are still operating their Guardian Angel transport service and said the reason for closing West
Coast Academy was due to recent changes in licensing requirements in the state of Oregon that created difficulty in obtaining a state
NEW LEAF ACADEMY CORRECTION
(May 18, 2000) Jane Samuel, with New Leaf Academy, Bend, Oregon, 541-389-6065, a small school for pre- teen girls corrected
Woodbury Reports, stating that their second school will open August 15, 2000. It was erroneously reported in the last issue, that
it would open in one year.
REPORT ON PROBE OF ALPINE BOYS RANCH
(May 21, 2000) The Wenatchee World Online, in the state of Washington,
in an article entitled “State secrets and the Boys Ranch,” reported the results of a criminal investigation of Alpine Boys Ranch,
Leavenworth, Washington, 509-763-3161, that found the major source of the problem was the State of Washington placing “sexually aggressive
youths at the boys ranch without telling the home about their backgrounds.” Several incidents at the ranch that had been investigated
were mitigated as a result of regular satisfactory reviews received by the state. Also, it was common knowledge that the Ranch was
never designed to work with some of the boys the state had referred to them. Screening by the ranch is now tighter and certain disciplinary
methods approved at the time by the State and used by the Ranch, are now no longer used. Although Alpine Boys Ranch has been mentioned
from time to time in Woodbury Reports, Educational Consultants have rarely or never referred to the program.
LIFE DESIGNS HIRES NEW STAFF
(May 22, 2000) Randy Russell, Life Designs Founder, Cusick, Washington, 509-445-0185, a long-term experiential program
for young people ages 18 to 26, announced they hired Vince Barranco as a counselor/mentor.
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