Greenbrier Academy for Girls

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Greenbrier Academy for Girls is a behavior modification facility marketed as a boarding school. It is located on Route 3 just north of Pence Springs, West Virginia [1].

The building were a resort before being converted into a behavior modification facility [2]

It did open on september 24, 2007 [3] [4]

The owners state in their brochure that they will be able to detain 95 girls in the future. An article published on February 2008 speaks of 8 girls detained at the facility.

Among the staff is a Mr. Mitchell, which were investigated in relationship with the death of a boy in another program, he used to operate. This program was called Alldredge Academy

Program structure

The teenagers which are going to be detained at the facility are recommended to have been detained at a wilderness course before being shipped to this facility.

Due to lack of information their homepage it is uncertain if they will use the level system similar to the system also used at New Haven RTC and Sunrise RTC

Admission

The girls has have been detained at a wilderness program prior to be detained at the facility, so the staff don't have to use time to break their spirits.

Misc.

One thing differs from the other programs is that the facility can rent the girls out as cheap labor as a kind of work / human aid therapy.

Whether in a Central American orphanage, for example, or a hurricane ravaged community, girls will have a "hands-on" opportunity to serve and live with people who are suffering and in need.

In the news

A former employee claimed that she was subjected to sexual innuendo and claims about an unethical relationship between a staff member and a girl detained at the facility was stated in the Sunday Gazette-Mail [5] [6]. In a press release published from the industry marketingsfirm Strugglingteens.com the facility denied the allegations [7]

External Links

Info pages

Survivor groups

Message boards

Refereces

  1. The facility on Flash Earth
  2. Pence Springs Resort to Convert to Private High School, By David M. Kinchen, Editor, Huntington News Network, august 25 2005
  3. Opening September 24th, 2007 - Now Accepting Applications Scholarships Available, article about the opening on strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm
  4. Five-star schooling at a former Summers County inn, Historic Pence Springs Hotel now takes in students, not guests, By Davin White, Sunday Gazette mail, February 17 2008
  5. Ex-worker sues Summers girls school, by Davin White, The Sunday Gazette-Mail, August 10 2008
  6. Ex-private school employee alleges sexual innuendo, inappropriate contact, by Davin White, The Sunday Gazette-Mail, August 10 2008
  7. Greenbrier Denies All Charges, by Matthew A Hart, Strugglingteens.com, August 18 2008