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Youth Without Youth

“Hangman we played double dutch with a hand grenade Behind the church, hiding place. Apathetic to the devil’s Face. Wear the sheriff’s badge put your toys away They let us go saying let us pray!”…


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Do Interns Work With Raw Sewage?

This story was posted on the RA Facebook page last week…something I had long forgotten. So I am dealing with a backed up septic tank at my new apartment. This brought back a memory from…


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Shannon’s Story, part 3

Shannon first shared her story on the blog over a year ago: Part 1. Part 2. This is an update to her story. Many years ago, I started the Xanga blogring, “No, Teen Mania is…


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Nicole’s Story

I haven’t thought about Teen Mania for several years. I was an intern from 2004-2005 and after that year I spent the next several years telling myself that Teen Mania didn’t affect me. That despite…


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Global Expeditions Review: Lacey’s Story

Note from RA: Teen Mania leadership has repeatedly assured us that the events in this story no longer happen at Teen Mania. However, this story is extremely recent – Global Expeditions 2011. I have been…


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Ashley’s Story

My Name Is Ashley, I was an Honor academy Intern in August 2008. Shortly after my grandmother passed away I was called by an Honor Academy representative who offered this bit of insight, “I know…




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The Honor Academy: Melissa’s Story, part 1

Moderator’s Note: “Melissa’s” Story was posted last year but had to be temporarily taken down for personal reasons. It is so eloquently written and so recent – 2009 – that she has given me permission…