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Mr. Giffin at Midwest Academy
I spent 6 months at Midwest Academy and I can honestly say it was the worst experience of my life.
The staff controls the kids through fear, abuse, and neglect. The staff are not qualified in any way to be "teaching" the children. They are simply locals who have no other options for employment. Their so called "teachings" are simply this; no food if you break a rule, a 9x9 white concrete cell with cameras that the child must spend 48 hrs in whenever the deem necessary, so called group therapy where the unqualified "dorm parent" gets to yell and verbally abuse the child until the break. There are many more wonderful attributes this place possesses.
They also like to threaten the kids with Tranquility Bay which is in Jamaica and is one of their sister organizations. I suggest if you have not heard about this place look it up. Midwest is not a good place. Don't be fooled by the website or the tour around their "campus" because when potential new parents cone through on the tour they warn the kids to smile and look happy or they will be severely punished.
If you do not believe any of my testimony I assure you that your child will be physically and emotionally scarred if and when they make it out of there. There are better ways to deal with so called "troubled youth". MIDWEST ACADEMY is not the answer I promise you
Mr. Savard at Casa by the Sea and Midwest Academy
I was there for 21 months and am very dissatisfied with my expirence...it was the most terrible thing that has ever happened to me.
I spent 3 months at Casa by the Sea, a boarding school that was run by the same people, WWASP. That was in MEXICO and it got shut down because they were running things illegaly and I wouldnt doubt that this place has its faults like Casa did. In fact I can easily say it destroyed my teenage life and left me wondering how to be normal for quite some time.
I have just recently started to piece together my life almost 6 years later. Im now 22 and have hate that the time I spent there having not helped me at all, for long periods of time I was ignored and emotionally abused, and by the brainwashing seminars that they hold at WWASP facilites are unreal...
I am begging any parents that have thoughts of sending their children to these types of places to please re-evaulate what it is that their child/teen needs and to handle it in a much healthier way for them and their family. Nothing good will come of sending your youth to this program...I promise.
Carpe Omnia at Midwest Academy
I spent 15 months at Midwest Academy. It was overall a terrible experience. I usually tell people I spent 15 months in juvenile detention because that's really what it is. I know MWA can be used as an alternative to jail time. It was a really crazy place and they did care a lot about money.
I missed out on a lot of my life but it made me who I am today. I definitely became a stronger person after going through that experience. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone though. Overall it was just a very abusive and controlling place.