New Hope Academy (Samoa)
New Hope Academy was a behavior modification facility located on the island of Aipa, Samoa.
Among the partners of the facility were:
- Norm Cluff of Orem, Utah,
- Utah businessman Dan Wakefield
- Mekeli Ieremia, a popular former Brigham Young University football player.
He was later sentenced to 10 years 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>
In the news[redigér]
The program closed down in 1999 leaving 5 teenagers hungry and abandoned on the Island <ref>Seen 'n Heard - Feb, 2000 Issue - FAMILIES SUE FOUNDER OF DEFUNCT NEW HOPE ACADEMY, Strugglingteens.com - industry marketing firm.</ref>
- Info: Families sue founder of defunct reform camps in Samoa, Laie, By Susan Kreifels, Star-Bulletin, December 28 1999
- Info: Troubled American teenagers in Paradise!, by Savea Sano Malifa, Editorial from the Samoan Observor, 2/17/00 (Reprint from Fornits Anonanon)
- Info: Former BYU Football Player disappears (Scrutinized youth camp chief 'took off'), by Susan Kreifels, Mormons News, November 22, 1999