Aloha Youth Academy
Aloha Youth Academy was a behavior modification facility located in Laie, Samoa.
The address is believed to be: Aloha Youth Academy 55-587 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI 96762.
The owner was named to be Mekeli Ieremia also named in connection with the short-lived New Hope Academy (Samoa). He was later sentenced to 10 year in prison for theft of $4.7 million from a Texas school district <ref>Man with isle ties gets 10 years in Texas, Star Bulletin, August 10, 2000</ref>
The manager was named to be Jeff Pluemacher.
In the news[redigér]
The owner disapeared only weeks after opening <ref>Scrutinized youth camp chief ‘took off', Mekeli Ieremia has disappeared, a former Aloha Youth worker says, By Susan Kreifels, Star-Bulletin, November 22 1999 </ref>
- Info: Laie youth-reform facility subject of controversy - A critic says the program 'took advantage of this community'; an official blames 'misunderstanding' - Troubled teens are a cash crop, By Susan Kreifels, Star-Bulletin, September 29 1999
- Forum: Samoa news, a thread on the Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora