george junior republic high school

george junior republic high school

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Lynn

Downingtown, PA

#1 Sep 13, 2010
Does anyone know what this school is like? I know someone who will be sent there. Is there any reports of abuse? I have read awful things about similar places. Please comment if you have any real knowledge.
Been here 30 years

Grove City, PA

#2 Sep 13, 2010
Not at all.. I have live in Grove City for many years. GJR is a blessing for 99% of the kids who go there. Thank God that the person you know was selected for such a program. Goo place and good people running it. Non Profit. All the best for your friend.
lynn

United States

#3 Sep 14, 2010
Thank you for your response. Have you personally known kids in the program? Do you know any employees that work there-especially in drug and alcohol or general residential for older teens like 16?
lynn

United States

#4 Sep 14, 2010
I was told this teen may be sent to Summit academy instead of george jr republic and saw horrible stuff about summit on internet. Anyone with first hand knowledge about these 2 juvenile detention schools and how they compare,I would greatly appreciate.
Been here 30 years

Grove City, PA

#5 Sep 14, 2010
lynn wrote:
I was told this teen may be sent to Summit academy instead of george jr republic and saw horrible stuff about summit on internet. Anyone with first hand knowledge about these 2 juvenile detention schools and how they compare,I would greatly appreciate.
I am not fimiliar with the Summit program. I have many friends and some family that works at GJR. It is a very impressive place. Non-profit. Kids are treated very well. Nice programs and activities. Like I said before, 99% of these kids are in a better place. All the best.
Lynn

Downingtown, PA

#6 Sep 14, 2010
Thank you. God bless you and your family.
Iris

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Sep 22, 2010
My son was just placed there, I cannot visit him yet (He needs to be there 2 wks prior to 1st visit). This program came highly recommended; my husband and oldest son both know people with first hand knowledge/contact with this program and all we have rec'd so far is positive feedback. Looking forward to my first visit.
Nancy

Monaca, PA

#8 Nov 5, 2010
I know a couple of graduates of the program, and they are very nice, polite and responsible adults.
Sal

Grove City, PA

#9 Nov 18, 2010
I was an employee for one summer. I worked with the recreation program and I can tell you that I enjoyed working with the youngsters there. I was a Jr. Sr. High school teacher with a nearby school. This was a summer job for me. Unfortunately I got a permanent job the following year, at an RV camping park. I am retired now. I would go back but my wife has four terminal diseases and she is my number one priority. Don't worry about your son, if he follows the rules he will have a great time. Have him get involved with activities. There are many to choose from. Good Luck.
chris vail

Staten Island, NY

#12 Mar 19, 2013
I am a former resident of George Junior Republic's Special Needs Program. I arrived at GJR in March of 2005. When I was there kids kept sexually harrasing me by rubbing their genitals and butts on me and coming into the bathroom while I was in it. I told staff but they wouldn't do anything about it. When I tried to report it to people outside the placement who could do something about it I was badly punished every time I tried.

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