True Stories

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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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True Stories…81 & Counting

Honor Academy interns from 1996-2012 have shared their stories on the blog. No matter the year, the underlying issues seem to be the same: a controlling and fear based environment that leads to condemnation/feelings of…





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The Honor Academy: Nick’s Story

Before you read my story, I want to make it clear where I am coming from. I am now inches away from being atheist. I have a deep hatred for religion (if there is a…