Agape Boarding School
James and “Ma’am” Clemenson founded Agape in 1990 in their home. They grew and eventually took over an old military base in Othello, WA. There they brought boys to a facility without power, running water or heat; something they would brag about doing later. They forced them to work hard to rebuild the complex and fix it up exposing them to asbestos and possibly other harmful materials. Instead of hiring a contractor and doing things the right way. So the EPA shut them down and they moved.
Agape reopened in Stockton, CA, but quickly found that the state did not welcome the rampant child abuse allegations that kept coming from that place. So Agape moved to Stockton, MO which is now a safe haven for religious boarding schools, hosting other places like Masters Ranch, Circle of Hope, Wings of Faith, Refuge of Grace; at least three of which were inspired by Agape.
Agape has been abusing and controlling teens with fear for over 30 years. So far they show no signs of closing down but are currently under investigation and heavy scrutiny by the state highway patrol and the state of Missouri.
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