Excelsior Youth Centers
Excelsior Youth Centers, Inc is a behavior modification facility marketed as a treatment center. It is located in Aurora, Colorado <Ref>The facility on Google maps</Ref>.
It was founded in 1973.
The target group is girls only aged 12-17.
They run several programs:
- A residential program of unknown length with room for 180 girls.
- Day Treatment Education Program for 40 girls
- An Aftercare Project for 75 girls so they can live independent once they turn 18.
A thread on the myspace groups of suvivors and former staff mentions at least two suicides <Ref>worse memory of EYC, Myspace survivor group</Ref>
As it is the case with several other single gender programs, alternative choice of life partners can be observed <Ref>were you "gay for the stay"?, Myspace survivor group</Ref>
- Info: Homepage of the facility
- Survivor group: Excelsior Alumni, Myspace