Teen Mania International announced today that they are cancelling this years internship program – giving prospective interns and their families only a few weeks notice to make other plans (and likely keeping their money). The program will supposedly be reinstated in 2015….if Teen Mania even makes it that far.
Years of declining attendance numbers in every program, years of reckless spending, the foreclosure, substantiated allegations of abuse, changing the entire internship model and then outright canceling it in a matter of weeks – these are the death knells for Teen Mania’s empire.
With no intern labor force to call youth pastors and teenagers, Teen Mania is now looking for promoters to fill their events in exchange for a percentage of the revenue. If you can’t keep an organization afloat when the majority of your labor force is PAYING YOU…well, do I really have to spell that out?
Goodbye, Teen Mania. You are now on life support. You can keep gasping for breath but its only a matter of time before the plug is pulled and you are gone forever.