Affinity Foundation

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Affinity Foundation is a Christian boarding school suspected of being a behavior modification facility.

The founders and owners are Barbara and Alan Sullenger. In the late 1990's they used to work for Montana Academy.

The length of the program is between 18 months and 2 years.

They are able to detain about 24 teenagers aged between 13 and 18.

Program structure

They combine the 12-step program with a homemade Christian education.

A typical day consist of:

  • Wakeing at 6:30am
  • Breakfast and chores
  • Christian 12-step program or Teen Challenge's spiritual curriculum
  • School until about 2:30pm
  • Break, Lunch
  • Afternoon activities. Some community service activities are
    mentioned until 5:00 pm, maintance of the property is also mentioned.
  • Free time or assigned chores
  • Dinner
  • Family circle meetings. Evaluaring of the day
  • Cleanup chores
  • Time to write personal journal
  • Lights out

According to an article the detained teenagers work on the ranch fixing fences, painting, household chores, cleaning horse stalls, etc., to “sharpen their work skills.” Throughout the week, the students attend group meetings and attend a weekly youth group at the local church [1].

Education

A Christan homeschool concept is mentioned but it have not been possible to establish by which agency or state the school is acredited.

References

  1. Affinity Foundation - Affinity Foundation, by Affinity Foundation - StrugglingTeens.com, industry marketing firm - March 24, 2004

External Links

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